Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Service, NHS

The aim of the Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion service is to assess the needs of all young people under 18 who come into contact with the Police across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We aim to support and signpost these young people and family members to a service which can provide help to meet any unmet needs and ultimately reduce the number of people entering the criminal justice system.

Services could include those focusing on emotional well being, learning needs, education and employment, social care as well as youth support organisations. These services may be able to help you with skills to overcome difficulties, identify strengths and build confidence through meaningful activity.

The Buckinghamshire Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Service also has the following functions:

  • Early identification of mental health and learning disability needs and other vulnerabilities in young people.

  • Reduction and management of the potential risks posed by the young person to others and self by early identification of such concerns.

  • Contribution to the reduction in ‘first-time entrants’, re-offending rates and custody for children and young people in Buckinghamshire.

  • Support for local services to enhance the delivery of responsive child-centred care through multi-agency care-planning.

  • Facilitation of smooth transitions for young people both between different services for young people and between children’s and adult services.

  • Promotion of social inclusion and parity of provision for young people within the service remit; and

  • Promotion of young people’s developmental potential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Russell Jefferies
Contact Position
Clinical Coordinator
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website: currently there is no website or web page for The Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Service. Referrals can be made by forms supplied to professionals.

Where to go

Buckinghamshire CAMHS
Sue Nicolls Centre
Bierton Rd
HP20 1EG
Venue Notes

The main office base for Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Service covering Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire is Des Roche Square, Unit 5, Witan Way, Witney, Oxford, OX28 4BE

Geographic Area Covered

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Time of day
Session Information
Appointment only

Other Details

Cost Description


Age Ranges
8 to 18 years old


Referral required
Referral Details

Referral can be made by anyone (self or via professional) by telephone or via email.

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