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Young Offenders: Sentencing

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on (a) custodial and (b) community sentences for people under the age of 18 years resident in each Youth Offending Team area in the last five years for which figures are available. (303589)

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has responsibility for purchasing all the places within the secure estate for children and young people. The requested information is not recorded centrally by YOT area.

Community sentences for those aged under 18 are provided by Youth Offending Teams (YOTs). YOTs are funded from a range of central and local sources and data are not collected centrally on what proportion of this funding is spent on community sentences