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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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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