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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MPs’ landmark and visionary report on Young Adult Offenders should be implemented in full and without delay, says T2A

The Transition to Adulthood Alliance (T2A) wholeheartedly welcomes the Justice Committee’s report of its Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders, and fully endorses its “blueprint” for a strategic approach to the treatment of young adults in the criminal justice system. Reacting to the Committee’s unequivocal conclusion that “there is overwhelming evidence that the criminal justice system […]

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T2A Pathway project wins award for innovation in young people’s mental health

Together for Mental Wellbeing’s T2A Pathway project based in Rotherham has won an award for innovation in young people’s mental health at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.  These awards recognise excellence in mental health and mental health services.  The project offers support to vulnerable young adults who are in contact with police and emergency services. The project is one of the six Transition […]

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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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Criminal Justice Alliance Awards 2016

The 2016 Criminal Justice Alliance Awards will give prizes of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 to three organisations or individuals who have contributed materially to improving outcomes across the criminal justice pathway, from policing to prisons and probation, in the last 12 months.  The Awards, supported for the second year by the Hadley Trust, acknowledge a […]

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Making a difference to young adults’ lives – interim evaluation report of T2A Pathway Programme published

Sheffield Hallam’s first interim evaluation report into the Transition to Adulthood Pathway Programme, in partnership with Social Justice Solutions (SJS), has been published today. The University and SJS were commissioned by Barrow Cadbury Trust to evaluate the T2A Pathway programme demonstration projects which were set up to test approaches which take account of maturity and […]

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T2A gives evidence to the Justice Select Committee Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders

T2A has today provided oral evidence to the final session of the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders. The Committee, whose landmark Inquiry has lasted seven months and will likely report in the next few weeks, heard from a panel including Max Rutherford, Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust. He gave […]

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