Community Panel Members

Youth Justice Panels are influenced by Restorative Justice. Volunteer Community Panel Members chair a meeting where the young person who has committed an offence, their parent/carer, Community Panel Members and sometimes the victim of the offence discuss the impact of the offence on the victim.

The young person is encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, undertake some reparation to make amends for the offence and agree a contract to address offending behaviour, other issues the young person may face, and assist the young person to re-integrate into the community.

You can download additional information relating to Referral Orders and Volunteering at the bottom of this page.