The research paper "Youth counseling in forced context. Characteristics and impact on counsel services of the Verein Neustart and the Wiener Jugendgerichtshilfe" consists a theoretical and an empirical part. The theoretical part presents a conceptual definition of the term counseling in a professional context. The issue of by-choice-participation in counseling, and the types of getting in contact with clients are investigated in detail. Furthermore, a definition of the term "coercion" is given, which reflects our understanding of the word and is used for this paper and the chances of coercion are elaborated. Furthermore the term "youths”, on the basis of the legal age definition, is clarified. Because of the relevance for this research paper, legal terms are discussed and the issue of youth crime, on the basis of crime statistics, such as the judicial and police crime statistics, are explained. To conclude the theoretical part of the paper, the two institutions and their areas of work are presented and for each a brief historical review is given. The empirical part of the work includes an explanation of the selection of methods and implementation of the research. The considerations and assumptions are reported. Subsequently, the empirical results are presented descriptively and sorted by a systematic structure. The through semi-structured interviews collected statements are divided into the chapters "Counsel", "coercion context", and in "The impact of forced background" on specific areas of counsel as e.g. on how relationships work, clients, social work and stated objectives, as well as opportunities and chances of the coercive context. Finally, the main results are summarized and presented in an analytical interpretation.