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Social workers, based in the prison and in the community, prepare Home Circumstances Reports for the Parole Board to help them decide whether or not they should allow a prisoner to be released early. This is known as "Parole".
For prisoners serving sentences for offences committed before 4 April 2005, parole is applicable if the sentence is four years or longer. For prisoners serving sentences for offences committed on or after 4 April, parole is only applicable if the prisoner is serving a public protection sentence or a life sentence.
For more information on parole please visit the Parole Board website.
Services for young offenders in North Yorkshire are provided by the North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service (YJS). The Youth Justice Service comprises expert staff from a range of service partners including the Police, Probation Service, Health, and the Children and Young People's Service, supported by committed and skilled volunteers. The key objectives of the Youth Justice Service are to reduce youth crime, protect the public from serious harm, and safeguard the welfare of young people.