Young adults need better mental health support in the criminal justice system, says independent commission

Young adults in the criminal justice system need better help for their mental health to prevent problems getting worse, says a briefing published today by Centre for Mental Health. The briefing, published as part of the independent Bradley Commission, shows that almost all young adults in contact with the criminal justice system have multiple problems including […]

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New rehabilitation of offenders legislation comes into effect

Changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act have been implemented today which reduce the length of time most criminal convictions must be declared by ex-offenders to employers. The legislation has not been updated for almost 40 years, despite numerous campaigns. Business in the Community (BITC), supported by T2A Alliance has produced an up-to-date Guide and Top […]

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Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner prioritises young adults

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sir Clive Loader, has identified young adults as a priority group within his Police and Crime Plan and has commissioned a Young Adults Project (YAP) to recommend system-wide changes which will contribute to reducing offending and re-offending rates during young people’s transition to adulthood. The Project Team is currently considering the growing evidence that young adults require an approach which takes into account […]

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Interactive T2A Pathway Map produced

T2A has produced a new interactive map detailing the location and activities of the six new T2A Pathway projects, which launched earlier this year. The projects all work with young adults at different points in the criminal justice process, and will run for three years in partnership with a range of statutory agencies. Click here to download […]

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Government announces review of self-inflicted deaths of 18-24 year olds in custody

The Government has announced today that it is setting up an independent review to investigate self-inflicted deaths in custody of young people aged 18-24.  The announcement means that the proposal to scrap YOIs (see T2A’s December 2013 response to MoJ consultation) has been suspended pending the outcome of the review. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said […]

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Proposals for All-Wales young adult Integrated Offender Management strategy is launched

The recently released report from Clinks summaries the views of criminal justice and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector professionals working in Wales and finds support the adoption of an IOM approach for working with young adults. IOM Cymru Youth to Adult Transition forms part of a consultation to establish how an all-Wales Integrated Offender […]

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Same Old…report from Young Minds and T2A finds failures in mental health provision for young offenders

The provision of mental health services for young people at risk of or engaged with offending behaviour is inadequate, according to a report released today.   A partnership between the Transition to Adulthood Alliance and Young Minds, Same Old… is a cross-sectional qualitative research project carried out by City University London in three T2A projects […]

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T2A response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Transforming Management of Young Adults in Custody

T2A has published its response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on Transforming Management of Young Adults in Custody.    T2A firmly disagrees with the Ministry of Justice’s proposal to remove the distinct sentence and provision of Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI) and to mix young adults within the general prison population.   The […]

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BTEG joins the T2A Alliance

T2A is delighted that BTEG (Black Training and Enterprise Group) has joined the T2A Alliance. BTEG becomes the 13th member of the T2A Alliance, and will bring enormous expertise to T2A, particularly through its work on race equality.   The Black Training and Enterprise Group was established in 1991 by the National Council for Voluntary […]

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