Youth Crime Action Plan toolkit: online resources

The YCAP toolkit is a collection of resources to help government agencies and communities work well together when implementing the Youth Crime Action Plan.

The toolkit aims to help:

  • communities that want to develop local action plans
  • people who are interested in setting up and running community projects and groups
  • organisations and government agencies that work with local communities

This toolkit will be revised and updated as communities become involved in YCAP, and we learn more about what tools are needed. If you know of additional resources that might be useful, send suggestions to us:


You can download all of the tools in the YCAP toolkit below. Contact us if you would like to order hard copies of the tools:


YCAP guides & resources

Community action planning guide

This guide takes you through a simple and flexible 7-step process for creating your own community action plan to reduce youth offending – from the initial stages of forming a community group, through to developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating your plan. It also includes a template to use when writing up your own action plan.

Community action planning guide [PDF, 8.7 MB]

Community action planning frequently asked questions

These FAQs answer your questions about community action planning.

Community action planning FAQs [PDF, 3.9 MB]

Community action planning poster

 7 steps for creating your community action plan [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Action planning presentation

This presentation complements the community action planning guide and is aimed at youth offending teams and other cross-agency YCAP working groups. You can use it to explain the action planning process to your group. Contact us at if you'd like a PowerPoint version of the presentation:


Action planning presentation [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Youth Offending Teams guide

This guide is a resource for Youth Offending Teams (YOTs). It aims to help YOT members make the most of their team and ensure all members understand their YOT's purpose, role and function.

Youth Offending Teams guide [PDF, 14 MB]

Youth Offending Teams terms of reference [DOCX, 23 KB]

Working together to reduce youth crime pamphlet

This pamphlet, working together to reduce youth crime, describes how community members, NGOs or government agency staff can get involved in the community action planning process. 

Working together pamphlet [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Information sharing guide

This guide takes you through a 5-step checklist that will help you decide whether it is OK to share a young person’s information.

Information sharing guide [PDF, 2.9 MB]

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