County Durham Youth Justice Service (YJS) and The Skill Mill have been commended for achieving the Investing in Children Award, fundraising activity and their outstanding work with young people.
The article, which has featured in the local press, praises the range of opportunities which County Durham YJS offer, including the training and employment opportunities which The Skill Mill proudly provide.
The young employees at The Skill Mill undertake accredited training and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. They acquire knowledge and skills by working alongside local private contractors and partners. Follow on employment opportunities with partner organisations and the wider labour market are sought for each employee and we work with them to achieve this goal from the outset.
The press release includes comments from Cllr Olwyn Gunn, Cabinet member for children and young people's services, who said:
"I’m delighted that the Youth Justice Service has received this award.
This brilliant achievement clearly demonstrates the positive impact that the service has upon the lives of the young people it works with. It is fantastic to see the passion and commitment of everyone involved recognised".