Two new charities join the T2A Alliance

The Restorative Justice Council and Together for Mental Wellbeing join the T2A Alliance The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance is a coalition of 16 leading criminal justice, health and youth charities chaired by Joyce Moseley OBE. The Alliance helps to shape T2A’s policy positions and promotes a better criminal justice system for young adults to […]

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T2A comment on Ministry of Justice response to Justice Select Committee Inquiry on young adults

Last October, the Justice Select Committee published what T2A called ‘a landmark and visionary report’ on the management of young adults in the criminal justice system. T2A is encouraged by today’s government response to that inquiry, which demonstrates that the Ministry of Justice is moving in the right direction. T2A agrees with the government’s overarching […]

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Major United States Government review of young adult criminal justice programmes published

A major report has been launched today by the US Department of Justice summarising 56 young adult specific criminal justice interventions across the United States. Produced by The National Institute of Justice – the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice – it reports the widespread momentum building across the country for […]

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Prison Service policy of mixing young and older adults is cited as driving up violence, reports Chief Inspector of Prisons

The National Offender Management Service’s policy of “mixing” young adults with older adults was cited as driving up levels of violence in the prison system, according to the annual report from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, which was published today. But young adult prisons were found to be lacking in purposeful activity, with 38% of […]

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T2A & Centre for Justice Innovation launch call for expressions of interest from areas to run a young adult court pilot

The Centre for Justice Innovation have today launched a call for expressions of interest from areas wanting to run innovative new criminal courts that will focus on 18-25 year olds. Based on CJI’s feasibility study for T2A in 2015, these courts will test an adapted approach with young adults. CJI is looking for areas that recognise the […]

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Ministry of Justice announces mandatory maturity assessments for all young adult offenders

In a significant development for the young adult agenda, the Ministry of Justice has announced that all young adults will receive mandatory maturity assessments as part of Pre-Sentence Reports (PSRs) to inform sentencing decisions. This has been a key T2A policy position for a number of years.  In its submission to the Justice Select Committee Inquiry on […]

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All Written Evidence to Justice Select Committee Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders is Published

Following its call for evidence, which closed in late September, all of the written submissions to the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders have now been published. An initial analysis of the submissions shows that: There is near-unanimous support for taking account of maturity of young adults aged 18-25 at all stages of criminal […]

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House of Commons Justice Select Committee announces major young adults Inquiry

T2A welcomes the House of Commons Justice Select Committee’s announcement that it is to undertake a major Inquiry on young adults in the criminal justice system. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news-parliament-20151/young-adult-offenders-inquiry/ This may be a once in a generation opportunity for the T2A agenda to progress towards a systematic implementation. It comes at a critical time, with the convergence of several major recent […]

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