New approach to young adults in court could cut reoffending and create fewer victims of crime

A new report, published today by the Centre for Justice Innovation and T2A, suggests that a fairer and more distinct approach to how courts deal with young adults could reduce reoffending, meaning fewer victims of crime. The report  ‘A fairer way: procedural fairness for young adults at court’ sets out a blueprint for a new […]

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New report calls on Sentencing Council to develop formal sentencing principles for young adults

The Sentencing Council should work towards developing formal sentencing principles for young adults, similar to the principles that are in place for children, says a report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform and  T2A. The report, Judging Maturity: Exploring the role of maturity in the sentencing of young adults analysed 174 court judgments in […]

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Making senses of maturity – how probation practitioners used T2A’s ‘Taking account of maturity’ guide

Roger Grimshaw, Research Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) carried out research for T2A into how practitioners have been using T2A’s ‘Taking Account of Maturity’ guide which was published in 2013.  His findings have just been published in his report ‘Making Sense of Maturity’.   In the publication Making Sense of Maturity, […]

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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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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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The Howard League for Penal Reform’s submission to the Independent Review into Self-Inflicted Deaths in NOMS Custody of 18-24 year olds

The Howard League for Penal Reform welcomes the opportunity to engage in Lord Harris’ review. The review is a unique opportunity for expert scrutiny of systemic failings in the penal system that have culminated in the tragic deaths of so many young adults in custody. This inquiry is the only opportunity to examine the wider context […]

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Prison Reform Trust response to young adults, self-inflicted deaths in NOMS custody

The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective prison system. We do this by inquiring into the workings of the system; informing prisoners, staff and the wider public; and by influencing Parliament, government and officials towards reform. The Prison Reform Trust’s main objectives are: • […]

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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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