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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Ministry of Justice research highlights need to take account of maturity of young adults involved in crime

A significant new research study by the Ministry of Justice firmly supports T2A’s long-standing campaign objective that criminal justice agencies need to take account of young adults’ maturity in service design and delivery. This was also a key recommendation of the House of Commons Justice Select Committee in its inquiry on Young Adult Offenders in 2016. It […]

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The T2A Pathway: Unequivocally “tough on crime”

A distinct approach to young adults is tough on crime and a high-return investment, says Max Rutherford from Barrow Cadbury Trust Three years ago, six projects set out to demonstrate the effectiveness of a ‘whole pathway’ approach to young adults involved in crime – from point of arrest to release from prison. Manchester Metropolitan University’s […]

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Evaluation of the T2A Pathway highlights the effectiveness of a distinct approach for young adults

The final process evaluation of the T2A Pathway initiative is published today. The report, from the Policy, Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University, highlights the benefits of a distinct approach to young adults involved in crime throughout the criminal justice process. It also identifies the important role, skill and resilience of the […]

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