Voices of Young Adults: ice&fire performance

On 2 March at the T2A National Conference, human rights theatre company, ice&fire, performed an original script created verbatim from the words of young adults who have been supported by three of the T2A Pathway projects.   Six 18-25 year olds were interviewed by researchers in January and February this year, and the transcripts from these were cut […]

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New report says that a fundamental rethink is needed to avoid more deaths of young adults and children in prison

A new report by INQUEST ‘Stolen Lives and Missed Opportunities: The deaths of young adults and children in prison’ for T2A Alliance – has found “a litany of systemic neglect, institutional complacency and shortsighted policies” which have contributed to the deaths of 65 young adults and children in custody between January 2011 and 31 December […]

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German research finds radical and evidence-based responses to young adult offenders in Europe

A new report by academics at Greifswald Universitat in Germany commissioned by T2A,  finds that European justice systems have embraced the need for a distinct approach to young adults at all stages of the criminal justice. The report ‘Better in Europe? European responses to young adult offending’ by Dr Ineke Pruin and Professor Frieder Dunkel looks at international criminological research and evidence […]

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New briefing highlights promising practice by Police and Crime Commissioners in providing effective services to young adults

A new briefing, published today, highlights some of the innovative work beign championed by a number of police and crime commissioners (PCCs) to cut crime and reduce reoffending among young adults (18-24). The briefing is the first in a series of ‘PCC spotlights’ being published by Revolving Doors Agency and the Transition to Adulthood Alliance […]

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The Young Review says leadership is needed to tackle the number of young black and Muslim men involved in the criminal justice system

A new report on the over-representation of young black and/or Muslim men in the criminal justice system says that critically high numbers have been reached.  The Young Review, led by Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, found that despite knowledge and understanding of this problem at the highest level, there has not to date been sufficient […]

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Prison book ban ruled unlawful by High Court

The High Court has declared that the Government’s ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful.  The ban on sending books into prison was brought in in November 2013, as part of the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme, which stated that prisoners are not allowed to receive parcels unless they have “exceptional circumstances” such as […]

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Prison book ban ruled unlawful

The High Court has declared that the Government’s ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful.   The ban on sending books into prison was brought in in November 2013, as part of the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme, which stated that prisoners are not allowed to receive parcels unless they have “exceptional circumstances” such […]

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T2A Alliance gives evidence to Justice Select Committee

T2A Chair, Joyce Moseley, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee’s inquiry into prison planning and policies on 24 November, alongside Lin Hinnigan, Chief Executive of the YJB, Gareth Jones, Chair of the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, and Penelope Gibbs, Chair of the Standing Committee on Youth Justice.   The panel responded to […]

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