Youth Rehabilitation Order
The Youth Rehabilitation Order (YRO) was introduced in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. The relevant provisions of the Act were implemented on 30 November 2009.
The YRO is the new generic community sentence for young offenders and will combine a number of sentences that existed before its implementation, into one generic sentence. It is the standard community sentence used for the majority of children and young people who offend. It aims to simplify sentencing for young people, while improving the flexibility of interventions.
See Youth Justice Board website.