T2A members give evidence to Commons Justice Select Committee


Speaking to the Justice Select Committee about the government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, Vicki Helyar-Cardwell, Director of the Criminal Justice Alliance, said:

 

‘We do have a serious concern as a member of the Transition to Adulthood Alliance about 18 to 20-year-olds, or 18 to 25-year olds, who consume a large proportion of probation resources. One study found that about a third of probation time and resources were spent on that young adult age group. There is a need for investment in that age group and perhaps a national strategy to ensure that we are doing the right thing by older teenagers and young adults.’

 

See the full transcript here: