T2A response to Lammy Review

T2A welcomes the findings and recommendations of the Lammy Review published today. Whilst the number of young adults in the prison population has decreased, the proportion of BAME young adults has risen.  T2A is very concerned by this growing disproportionality of BAME young adults in the criminal justice system and in particular the prison population. […]

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Prison inspectors critical of young adult regime

Today, HM Inspectorate of Prisons published its report on a young adult prison, HMYOI Aylesbury. A summary of the findings are below.   YOI Aylesbury holds 440 of the longest sentenced 18-20 year olds the English prison system, including young adults serving life sentences Nearly two-thirds of the young people reported feeling unsafe, and there […]

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First report by T2A Young Adult Advisory Group finds 76% of respondents felt targeted by police in their local area

‘Race and the Criminal Justice System: Hearing from Young Adults’ is the first report from the T2A Young Adult Advisory Group and Leaders Unlocked.  The T2A Young Adult Advisory Group is an innovative project enabling young adults with personal experience of the criminal justice system, such as a personal or family experience or engagement with […]

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New report calls on Sentencing Council to develop formal sentencing principles for young adults

The Sentencing Council should work towards developing formal sentencing principles for young adults, similar to the principles that are in place for children, says a report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform and  T2A. The report, Judging Maturity: Exploring the role of maturity in the sentencing of young adults analysed 174 court judgments in […]

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Making senses of maturity – how probation practitioners used T2A’s ‘Taking account of maturity’ guide

Roger Grimshaw, Research Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) carried out research for T2A into how practitioners have been using T2A’s ‘Taking Account of Maturity’ guide which was published in 2013.  His findings have just been published in his report ‘Making Sense of Maturity’.   In the publication Making Sense of Maturity, […]

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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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Thinking ahead – early action and TBI

The scale of Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the general population is only now beginning to be understood.  The T2A programme has published three reports on the TBI and young adult offenders: Repairing Shattered Lives: Brain injury and its implications for criminal justice (October 2012 with University of Exeter), Traumatic brain injury and offending – […]

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Unprecedented media reaction to Justice Select Committee report on Young Adult Offenders

There was widespread positive press coverage yesterday of the House of Commons Justice Committee’s report on young adult offenders, which called for a distinct approach for 18-25 year olds throughout the criminal justice system, and more generally T2A’s programme of work. This is a landmark moment for the young adult agenda, and also major recognition of all […]

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