Report reviews how PCCs are shaping responses to key groups

Today sees the launch of First Generation: One Year On, a report by Revolving Doors Agency in partnership with the Transition to Adulthood Alliance. One year after the first police and crime commissioners were elected, the report explores how PCCs are working to cut crime and reduce reoffending.   First Generation: One Year One reviews […]

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MOJ consultation proposes removing the provision of the Young Offender Institution

The Ministry of Justice recently announced the publication of their consultation, Transforming Management of Young Adults in Custody, which outlines a significant change to the accommodation of young adults serving custodial sentences. The consultation proposes accommodating young adults (18-20 year olds) in mixed institutions as opposed to Young Offender Institution (YOIs) where young adults in […]

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MOJ’s new Victims Code includes restorative justice interventions for victims of crimes committed by young offenders

Tuesday 29 October saw the publication of the Ministry of Justice’s new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, which outlines the support and information victims of crime need, including restorative justice interventions.   The Code for the first time provides information about restorative justice for victims of crimes committed by adult offenders as well […]

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New cross-government Care Leavers Strategy launched, with focus on importance of transition to adulthood

On October 29 2013, the government launched its strategy to help young people leaving care. Covering education, employment, financial support, health, housing the justice system and on-going support, the cross departmental strategy outlines the actions the government is taking to support care leavers to live independently. Introducing the strategy Edward Timpson MP, Children’s minister, noted: […]

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T2A Alliance members involved in new review of outcomes and over-representation of young adult BAME men throughout the criminal justice process.

A new independent initiative, backed by the Ministry of Justice, has been set up to review the outcomes and over-representation of young BAME men throughout the criminal justice process. The review, ‘Improving outcomes for Muslim and African/Caribbean young male offenders – An Independent Review led by Baroness Young of Hornsey’, will report initially in December […]

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New T2A Alliance report on young adults in custody

A new report from the Transition to Adulthood Alliance examines how the needs of young adults are met in custody, finding that in many instances prisons fail to provide sufficient activities, education and levels of safety.   The report, ‘Young Adults in Custody: The Way Forward,’ was written by Rob Allen, co-founder of the Justice […]

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T2A at the Party Conferences 2013

As in previous years, The Transition to Adulthood Alliance will be at all three party conferences. This year the focus is on the importance of employment for young people as a route out of the criminal justice process.   These events are in partnership with the Guardian newspaper, Business in the Community and Working Links. […]

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Report highlights role of maturity in prosecutions

A new study into the practical application of the recently revised Crown Prosecution Service Code, which includes maturity as part of the ‘public interest test,’ recommends that training should be made available to Crown Prosecutors, the Police and defence lawyers   Prosecuting Young Adults: The potential for taking account of maturity at the charge and […]

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New T2A Maturity Practice Guide for probation launched

The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance and the University of Birmingham (Institute of Applied Social Studies) have today published a new guide for probation practitioners to help them take account of maturity when completing an assessment of needs and risks for young adult offenders aged 18-24.   Earlier this year, the practice guide was trialled with […]

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Probation Trust developing T2A approach

Gloucestershire Probation Trust is developing a T2A approach, based on the T2A and Clinks report ‘Going for Gold’.   Gloucestershire Probation Trust (GPT) and Gloucestershire County Council Youth Support Team (YST) have collaborated on the development of a new team to work with young people aged 15 – 21 who have got caught up in […]

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