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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Ministry of Justice announces mandatory maturity assessments for all young adult offenders

In a significant development for the young adult agenda, the Ministry of Justice has announced that all young adults will receive mandatory maturity assessments as part of Pre-Sentence Reports (PSRs) to inform sentencing decisions. This has been a key T2A policy position for a number of years.  In its submission to the Justice Select Committee Inquiry on […]

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All Written Evidence to Justice Select Committee Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders is Published

Following its call for evidence, which closed in late September, all of the written submissions to the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry on Young Adult Offenders have now been published. An initial analysis of the submissions shows that: There is near-unanimous support for taking account of maturity of young adults aged 18-25 at all stages of criminal […]

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New briefing highlights promising work by Police & Crime Commissioners to reduce women’s offending

With the government “committed to further improving the treatment of female offenders and reducing the number of women in custody”[i], a new briefing has been published by Revolving Doors Agency[ii]  and the T2A Alliance highlighting promising work already underway by police and crime commissioners at a local level.   Women’s offending has a distinct profile […]

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New guide for probation officers sets out good practice for working with young adult offenders

“A probation officer empowers you, helps you choose your path and provides an insight into the opportunities available.” (Young adult)   A new guide ‘Effective approaches with young adults: A guide for probation services’ published by Clinks and T2A, provides a range of practical suggestions on how probation practitioners can engage with young adults, deliver a […]

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