Ongoing Projects

The table below will provide you with information about all the ongoing T2A projects.

Project Name Project Description Lead Organisation Status

Equal - Ending Criminal Justice race inequality for children and young adults

Implementation phase of Young review on over-representation of Young black and Muslim men in the Criminal Justice System


Project in progress

Turning 18: Timely Justice

The project will provide reform proposals to assist children who commit offences at 16 or 17 but are charged or sentenced after the age of 18

Just for Kids Law

Project in progress

Y-Stop - a harm reduction approach to stop and search

To Improve young adult interactions with Police Officers through better communications enabling encounters to be managed confidently

Release Legal and Emergency Drugs Services

Project in progress

New Generation: Leading for resilient young adults

Developing and sharing trauma informed policing practice for young adults

Revolving Doors Agency (RDA)

Project in progress

Connecting for Change

Dissemination of T2A messages and accessing Criminal Justice organisations

Criminal Justice Alliance

Project in progress

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

Project in progress

Structural barriers to employment for young adults, women and BAME people with criminal records.

This project will analyse and identify solutions to structural barriers to employment for young adults, women and BAME people with criminal records.


Project in progress BAME report due out end of summer 2019

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

Process evaluation completed. Reconviction study due

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

Phase 2 underway. Two prison-based groups planned, as well as expanded YAAG.

Prison education for young adults

Review of education in prisons for young adults

Prisoners Education Trust

Project in progress

Redthread Birmingham

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


Project in progress

LGBT young adults in prison

Research on the experience of LGBT young adults in UK prisons

Dundee University

First draft of report has been produced, final report should be completed October 2019

T2A Trends Analysis

To analyse the decrease of young adults in prison and serving a community sentence since 2008.

Sheffield University

Due for publication September 2019

Criminal Justice and Young Autistic Adults

A longitudinal study on the people with diagnosed and self diagnosed autism in the Criminal Justice System

National Autism Society

Project in progress

Neuro-Adversity & Transition: Key time points for action

To support the development of trauma informed assessment tools in the Criminal Justice service

Exeter University

Project in progress

New approach to supporting care leavers leaving prison

To develop a pilot project to support a cross sector approach to delivering services to care experienced young adults who have experienced custody

The Innovation Unit Limited

Project in progress

The criminalisation of young adults through ASB tools

To raise awareness and support a change in the use of anti-social behaviour (ASB) powers to sanction young adults

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Project in progress

Evaluating the MoJ's 'deferred prosecutions' pilot

To deliver an evaluation of the Ministry of Justices (MoJ) 'deferred prosecution' pilots


Due to start Dec 2019

Maturity in the Magistrates court

To develop and promote knowledge of maturity among Magistrates

The Magistrates Association

Project in progress

Principles for Young Adults - Advisory Group

To continue engagement of the young adults' sentencing principles advisory group

Howard League for Penal Reform

Project in progress

Beyond Youth Custody Diversion Toolkit

To develop Beyond Youth Custody model into a pre-court diversion intervention for youth and young adults


Project in progress