Prison Service policy of mixing young and older adults is cited as driving up violence, reports Chief Inspector of Prisons

The National Offender Management Service’s policy of “mixing” young adults with older adults was cited as driving up levels of violence in the prison system, according to the annual report from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, which was published today. But young adult prisons were found to be lacking in purposeful activity, with 38% of […]

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Making a difference to young adults’ lives – interim evaluation report of T2A Pathway Programme published

Sheffield Hallam’s first interim evaluation report into the Transition to Adulthood Pathway Programme, in partnership with Social Justice Solutions (SJS), has been published today. The University and SJS were commissioned by Barrow Cadbury Trust to evaluate the T2A Pathway programme demonstration projects which were set up to test approaches which take account of maturity and […]

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T2A gives evidence to the Justice Select Committee Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders

T2A has today provided oral evidence to the final session of the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders. The Committee, whose landmark Inquiry has lasted seven months and will likely report in the next few weeks, heard from a panel including Max Rutherford, Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust. He gave […]

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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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