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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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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