Elevate is our new Junior Attendance Centre which will be based in Scarborough at the Briercliffe Children’s Centre and will be open on Saturday mornings.

Junior Attendance Centres (JACs) are funded by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and were established in 1948. Many Youth Justice Teams previously had JACs but this will be the first time North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service has had one.

They are designed to deal with young people aged 10 – 17 years who have offended. Their aim is to reduce re-offending through a programme of education and training, which will help young people be aware of the risks of offending behaviour and allow them to gain skills.

It is a flexible local resource that will be responsive to the needs of young people locally with clear operating principles in line with the YJB. The centre will be a valuable addition to our resources in Scarborough and the east of the county. 

Elevate will run in 12 week cycles and deliver different sessions each week, the sessions will be 2 hours long and include statutory staff along with volunteers. Sessions will include interventions and education around awareness of offending behaviour and other safety issues such as fire safety and drug misuse.

Some sessions will also be led by external sources that will provide expertise and guidance. For example physical activities will be taken by a qualified sports coach or instructor.

Volunteering Opportunities

Elevate is currently seeking volunteers to help on a Saturday mornings between 10am- Midday to supervise young people.  Elevate is also looking for individuals and organisations who can train and offer skills to young people.

For more information please contact: 

Project lead – Hayley Brown Hayley.Brown@northyorks.gov.uk

Volunteer Coordinator – Ed Horwood  Ed.Horwood@northyorks.gov.uk


What are volunteers?

There are a wide range of opportunities within the North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service (YJS) for volunteers to become involved and gain experience and understanding of the work carried out by the YJS.

North Yorkshire YJS has approximately 60 volunteers across the county – about 30 in the western part which includes Harrogate, Skipton and Northallerton and 30 in the east part which includes Scarborough and Selby.

Head Office | Room SB004 | County Hall | Racecourse Lane | Northallerton | DL7 8AD | Telephone 01609 536168
West YJS
| Delta House | 12b, North Park Road | Harrogate | HG1 5PG | Telephone 01609 535030
East YJS
| 2nd Floor, Pavilion House | Westborough | Scarborough | YO11 2JN | Telephone 01609 534751
Selby YJS
| Community House | Portholme Road | Selby | YO8 4QQ | Telephone 01609 534751

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