Preventing young adults being caught in the ‘revolving door’

New data obtained by Revolving Doors Agency under the Freedom of Information legislation reveals that: Over half of all reoffences committed by young adults are theft and summary non-motoring offences. Young adults whose index offences are theft and summary non-motoring offences also have the highest rates of reoffending in the same category as their index […]

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Formal sentencing principles for young adults would help judges and magistrates says Howard League report

Formal sentencing principles for young adults aged 18 to 25, similar to the Sentencing Council guidelines that are in place for children, would assist the courts and improve sentencing outcomes, a new report recommends. Sentencing Young Adults: Making the case for sentencing principles for young adults presents research by the Howard League for Penal Reform, a […]

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New approach to young adults in court could cut reoffending and create fewer victims of crime

A new report, published today by the Centre for Justice Innovation and T2A, suggests that a fairer and more distinct approach to how courts deal with young adults could reduce reoffending, meaning fewer victims of crime. The report  ‘A fairer way: procedural fairness for young adults at court’ sets out a blueprint for a new […]

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Mayor of London and Secretary of State for Justice commit to plan for devolution of justice for young adults

Today, a Memorandum of Understanding between the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and the Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke, was published. The MoU, ‘Working Towards Justice Devolution to London’, sets out a bold plan to implement a distinct criminal justice approach to young adults aged 18-25 across the capital. It includes a commitment between “MOPAC, […]

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Police and Crime Commissioners at the forefront of delivering a distinct approach to young adults

Today, Revolving Doors Agency and Transition to Adulthood Alliance publish a new report, Spotlight on Young Adults. The report showcases some of the innovative work being undertaken by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across the country to improve criminal justice responses for young adults (18-25), the most likely age group to come into contact with the […]

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