YSS is delighted to have received a Herefordshire Community Foundation High Sheriff’s Fund Award in recognition of its work in the county.

The award, presented by Herefordshire High Sheriff James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL acknowledges the charity’s ‘valuable service to the community of Herefordshire.’ It was presented at an awards ceremony at Eastnor Castle, the family home of the High Sheriff; guests included local charities, organisations and supporters of the foundation.

Catherine Kevis, YSS Chief Executive, said: We deliver a number of services in Herefordshire, which help people who are involved in or at risk of being involved in the Criminal Justice System, to turn their lives around. This includes our most recent Chrysalis+ service for women and girls at risk of exploitation. As an independent charity, we are often able to build trust more easily where other services have failed, and our keyworkers and volunteers go above and beyond to create positive outcomes for their clients. This award is a real endorsement of our work and we are delighted and honoured to have been nominated by the Herefordshire Community Foundation."

YSS’ services in the county include: Appropriate Adult, which provides adult volunteers to represent young people in custody; ESS, which supports individuals to help break the cycle of reoffending; Remember Veterans, which works with military veterans to access sustainable, independent living whilst reducing the likelihood of offending/re-offending; and Chrysalis+ which supports young women and girls who are at risk of criminal exploitation and/or leaving care.