The Centre for Justice Innovation have today launched a call for expressions of interest from areas wanting to run innovative new criminal courts that will focus on 18-25 year olds.
Based on CJI’s feasibility study for T2A in 2015, these courts will test an adapted approach with young adults. CJI is looking for areas that recognise the distinct needs of young adults, and where new approaches are already being tested or considered at other stages of the justice system. CJI will work with sites for up to four years to: understand current needs and responses; pilot evidence-led adaptations; and evaluate the impact.
This is an opportunity for areas to receive free support and become part of a movement of court innovators testing new approaches in response to the variety of people who use our courts. It is also a chance to be at the forefront of the implementation phase of the T2A agenda. Most importantly, it is a chance for courts to take an active role in using their authority as an opportunity to reduce crime and prevent the return of those who come before them.
Full details of the ‘Offer and Expectation’ can be found here.
To submit an expression of interest, please read the materials here.
This initiative is funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.