House of Commons Justice Select Committee announces major young adults Inquiry

T2A welcomes the House of Commons Justice Select Committee’s announcement that it is to undertake a major Inquiry on young adults in the criminal justice system. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news-parliament-20151/young-adult-offenders-inquiry/ This may be a once in a generation opportunity for the T2A agenda to progress towards a systematic implementation. It comes at a critical time, with the convergence of several major recent […]

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London Assembly recognises the importance of a good transition to adulthood criminal justice services

A report published by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on 2 July, ‘Breaking the cycle: Reducing youth reoffending in London’, examines youth reoffending trends in the capital and makes recommendations to help support young offenders to stop committing further offences. T2A welcomes the specific recognition of the importance of the transition to adulthood […]

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New report argues taking account of maturity more important than age in criminal justice decision-making

The criminal justice system is failing to adequately support young adults by not offering a distinct approach that recognises their development and varying levels of maturity, finds a report published by the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance and the Howard League for Penal Reform. The report is published only a day after a major review from […]

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