Brooks Newmark MP is given Minister for Civil Society role

The Conservative MP for Braintree, Brooks Newmark, is the newly appointed Minister for Civil Society following Tuesday’s government reshuffle, stating that he is “absolutely delighted to have been made minister for civil society working with our country’s great charities and voluntary sector”.  Newmark takes over from Nick Hurd MP who has been a committed champion of […]

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Help Clinks develop guidance on young adults

OPPORTUNITY: Help develop guidance on young adults Clinks is developing guidance for probation practitioners on working with young adults, on behalf of the Transitions to Adulthood Alliance. We are looking for projects to visit that exemplify good practice and creative, effective approaches to working with young adults on probation licence. Visits will take place between […]

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Sadiq Khan, shadow secretary of state for justice, praises the success of the youth justice system

“There aren’t many good news stories around in criminal justice at the moment. Prisons are in crisis, probation is in meltdown, there’s been a spate of absconds by serious and violent criminals and the legal aid system has been decimated. With less money to spend than in the past, whoever wins power in 2015 will […]

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Condition of Britain report includes focus on crime and maturity

  The focus of IPPR’s  newly-launched Condition of Britain report is how people can work together to build a good society in tough times. It sets out an ambitious agenda for social renewal across Britain covering social exclusion, housing and criminal justice.   One of the report’s chapters looks at enabling young people to have a secure transitions into adulthood, including a […]

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Director of the Police Foundation calls for more continuity in youth court system

John Graham, director of independent think-tank the Police Foundation, said the youth justice system needs to be reformed by introducing more continuity to legal proceedings involving young people. Young offenders should be assigned a magistrate who monitors their rehabilitation and deals with any subsequent offences. Repeat offenders could benefit from seeing the same magistrate at […]

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Shadow Minister for Justice visits T2A Pathway project

Dan Jarvis, Labour MP for Barnsley Central and Shadow Minister for Justice, visited a new Rotherham service for young adults in contact with the criminal justice system.  Part of the national T2A Transition to Adulthood Alliance Pathway programme, the service supports young adults to access community resources to help with areas such as employment and training, […]

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New resources for Police and Crime Commissioners published

Today, T2A Alliance member, Revolving Doors Agency, is publishing two new ‘checklists’ for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), focusing on how PCCs can improve responses to young adults and people facing multiple and complex needs in contact with the criminal justice system. These short briefings build on the 2013 report First Generation: One Year On, supported […]

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