Policy & Research

The table below will provide you with information about all the ongoing and current T2A projects except for the Demonstration Projects which have their own page.

Project Name Project Description Lead Organisation Status

Young Review implementation

Implementation phase of Young Review on over-representation of young black and Muslim men in the criminal justice system

Clinks, BTEG, Baroness Lola Young

Original review published December 2014
Implementation phase began April 2015 and is ongoing
Focus on supporting David Lammy review until late 2017

First Generation Police and Complaints Commissioners (PCCs), Phase Three

To identify best practice among PCCs in relation to young adults and to promote and support their work

Revolving Doors Agency (RDA)

PCC plan audit complete; to be launched on 2 November 2017

Young adults in the criminal justice system and the impact of bereavement

A research study to examine the impact of bereavement on young people involved in committing crime, and to develop toolkits for practitioners to support young people affected in this way

Keele University

Fieldwork complete and draft toolkit now being tested in our four sites until later 2017

Care leavers and criminal justice

To promote the needs and develop strategy for care leavers in the justice system in multiple sites across England and Wales.

Care Leavers' Association

Phase 2 began in late 2016 and runs for at least three years
National Conference in November 2017

Young adults with criminal convictions

This project will examine whether there are solutions to structural barriers to employment for young adults with criminal convictions


Started early 2017 for three years
Evidence to JSC on youth criminal convictions given March 2017

Together T2A Pathway

To support young adults that are engaged with the police in Rotherham, many of whom have multiple and complex needs

Together for Mental Wellbeing

Year four running until mid 2018

Evaluation of the T2A Pathway

A four year research study examining the impact of distinct approaches to young adults throughout the criminal justice system

Manchester Metropolitan University

Final draft process evaluation complete and to be launched Autumn 2017
Reconviction study will be completed in late 2017

T2A Young Adult Courts

To develop pilot models for criminal court proceedings for 18-25 year olds in magistrates courts in sites across England and Wales

The Centre for Justice Innovation

Feasibility phase complete
National and local permissions now being sought (likely end of 2017)
Pilots due to begin in early 2018

Best practice in prison with young adult women

A cluster of pilot projects in women's prisons that support women (specifically or including young adults)

Geese Theatre (arts-based interventions)
Women in Prison (support for women and promotion of voice to 2020 campaign)
Disabilities Trust (brain injury link-worker service)

Projects ongoing

T2A Young Adult Advisory Group

A forum of young adults to engage with aspects of criminal justice policy that affect 18-25 year olds

Leaders Unlocked

New projects being considered

Criminal justice and Muslim people

A cluster of projects all focused on how the criminal justice system impacts on people of Muslim faith or ethnicity

Muslim Hands (Muslim women and resettlement);
Maslaha (cultural competency of mainstream VCS to support Muslim prisoners);
Arooj (impact on families or Muslim prisoners);
Prince's Trust/Mosaic (Mentoring support to young Muslim men in prison)

Ongoing, BCT to develop network and activities. Event on Muslim women in prison on 7 November.

Prison education for young adults

Review of education in prisons for young adults

Prisoners Education Trust

Underway - young adult education summit planned in a YOI for early 2018

Young adults with criminal conditions

This project will examine whether there are solutions to structural barriers to employment for young adults with criminal convictions


Young adult paper to be produced in late 2017 once JSC priorities are known.

Policing young adults

To examine what good policing of young adults looks like

Police Foundation

Underway - completes late 2018

Street enforcement orders and young adults

To examine the use of street enforcement orders (and civil injunctions) on 18-25 year olds

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Underway - completes mid 2018

Redthread Birmingham

To intervene at A&E trauma centers with young adult victims of knife crime and gun wounds


Feasibility phase to June 2018

Impact of digital justice

To examine the potential impact of digital justice (e.g hearings, online pleas) on vulnerable defendants

Transform Justice

Fieldwork and analysis complete. Reports due in late 2017.

LGBT young adults in prison

Research on the experience of LGBT young adults in UK prisons

Dundee University

Ethics approval being sought. Completes late 2018

Deaths of women in prison

Review of deaths of women in prison, including feature on young women


Underway. Completes late 2017