Formal sentencing principles for young adults would help judges and magistrates says Howard League report

Formal sentencing principles for young adults aged 18 to 25, similar to the Sentencing Council guidelines that are in place for children, would assist the courts and improve sentencing outcomes, a new report recommends. Sentencing Young Adults: Making the case for sentencing principles for young adults presents research by the Howard League for Penal Reform, a […]

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Justice Committee calls on Government to commit to more fundamental reform on young adults

Eighteen months after the publication of the Government’s response to the Justice Committee’s landmark report on young adults, the Committee has found that the approach taken by ministers has been too narrow and that the government should commit “to more fundamental reform”. In a report published yesterday which assesses progress made by the government in […]

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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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