Saturday Court Workers

TAAS can provide Saturday court workersTAAS can provide Saturday Court workers to:

  • Provide information to courts about children and young people known to the YOT
  • Facilitate communication between the child, their parents, and the court, which will include identifying any speech or language difficulties, mental health concerns, signposting relevant services
  • Provide information on the court processes to young people and their parents
  • Present reports to the court
  • Provide Bail and Remand information
  • Record relevant information about the young people
  • Prepare ASSET assessments

Research suggests that the involvement of a YOT representative influences magistrates decisions with regard to sentencing, and in particular when assessing custodial sentences.

 

TAAS can provide trained individuals to be present at Saturday morning court, on a one off basis or as a regular agreement.