Restorative Justice and women offenders

The Restorative Justice Council has today published ‘Making restorative justice work for women who have offended’, a new research report that sets out a series of recommendations for practitioners and policy makers on how to improve female offenders’ access to and experiences of restorative justice. The report recommends that all female offenders should be offered a […]

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Young Muslims on Trial

A new report published by Maslaha and T2A focuses on the disproportionate number of young Muslims in the criminal justice system compared to their proportion in the general population. The report ‘Young Muslims on Trial – a scoping study on the impact of Islamophobia on criminal justice decision-making’ examines how perceived prejudice and discrimination against […]

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Transition arrangements, transformation and what might prudently be left alone …

Helen Attewell, Chief Executive of Nepacs, a voluntary sector organisation working with prisoners and their families in the North East blogs about the fragmentation of joined up working with young adults and the need for a whole system response. Clinks and Nepacs recently hosted a couple of round table events in Newcastle.  One session presented an inspirational […]

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T2A & Centre for Justice Innovation launch call for expressions of interest from areas to run a young adult court pilot

The Centre for Justice Innovation have today launched a call for expressions of interest from areas wanting to run innovative new criminal courts that will focus on 18-25 year olds. Based on CJI’s feasibility study for T2A in 2015, these courts will test an adapted approach with young adults. CJI is looking for areas that recognise the […]

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T2A response to HM Inspectorate of Probation report on transition arrangements for young offenders

T2A Alliance is disappointed by the findings of an HM Inspectorate of Probation report Transition Arrangements: a follow-up inspection published today.  The report finds that the youth to adult justice service transition arrangements for 18 year olds on probation have deteriorated since the last inspection in 2012.  This is despite the availability of guidance and […]

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Can early intervention reduce demand on the police?

With significant cuts to policing budgets in recent years, police leaders have increasingly needed to think creatively about how they can move ‘upstream’ to prevent crime and reduce demand. The Revolving Doors Agency and the Transition to Adulthood Alliance (T2A) have published a briefing highlighting promising practice from across the country as police and crime commissioners (PCCs) try […]

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Young adults in court: developing a tailored approach

Young adults (age 18-25) make up less than 10% of the population, but represent roughly a third of people sentenced in criminal courts each year.   In a new report, ‘Young adults in court: developing a tailored approach’, Centre for Justice Innovation (CJI) outline a number of feasible adaptations to standard court practice for young […]

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T2A response to the ‘Government Response to the Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths in NOMS custody of 18-24 year olds’

T2A welcomes much, but not all, of the government’s response to the Harris Review, which has been published today.   T2A is particularly encouraged by the government’s recognition of the distinct needs of young adults aged 18-24 in the criminal justice system (p. 9), and its strong endorsement of the importance of taking account of […]

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