Source: (2001) Carmarthen, Wales: Dyfed Powys Health Authority.The Carmarthenshire Youth Offending Team (YOT), a multi-agency team, was established in 2000 in response to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (United Kingdom). With the primary aim of preventing youth offending, it coordinates and provides youth justice services in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales. This document consists of the plan followed by the YOT. The document begins with guiding principles and policy and practice; an executive summary providing background to the YOT, key developments and areas of progress, key criminal justice trends, and a summary of the YOT objectives for 2001-2002. It also includes an introduction covering significant demographic and economic data, and key developments in 2000-2001 for the Carmarthenshire YOT. In several sections, the remainder of the document details the YOT performance management; the management, structural, and staffing arrangements for the YOT; the objectives for 2000-2001; the 2000-2001 budget; and links with other criminal justice plans and groups. A number of annexes provide more information on the work of the Carmarthenshire Youth Offending Team.