Maturity matters – does the Inclusive Britain report make the case for young adults to move up the criminal justice policy agenda? 

Leroy Logan MBE explains why the Inclusive Britain report is getting some things right about young adults but needs to put words into action. Whilst I’m critical of the Government’s response to racial inequalities and associated disproportionalities, I was encouraged by its commitment in the recently launched ‘Inclusive Britain’ report (the Government’s response to the […]

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Case Studies

Transitioning Young Adults in the Criminal Justice System

HMPPS Young Adult Awareness Week takes place 7-13 February. In this blog, which is cross-posted from Insights website, Clare Wilson and Jemma Waterworth explain the work that has been progressed to improve how young adults transition between youth and adult custody, and between youth offending and adult probation services.  The transition from the youth to […]

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Former Metropolitan Police Superintendent Leroy Logan MBE takes over as chair of T2A

Leroy Logan MBE, anti-racist campaigner, former Met superintendent, and a founding member of the Black Police Association, has been appointed as Chair of Transition to Adulthood (T2A). Transition to Adulthood (T2A) is a Barrow Cadbury Trust programme advocating for a criminal justice system that takes a distinct approach to policy and practice for young adults […]

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Howard League launches 4 new films to support sentencers working with young adults

Through the Howard League’s legal and participation work, it has identified that the sentencing of young adults is a pivotal stage that is little understood but has life-changing consequences. As part of its work with T2A the Howard League is exploring this area in depth and has produced a number of publications and short films to embed […]

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Leaders Unlocked celebrates six years of providing young people with the space, support, and tools they need to lead

Leaders Unlocked supports young people from diverse backgrounds to influence change on the issues that affect their lives. It was founded by Rose Dowling in 2015 with the belief that any young person could become a leader if the right conditions were created for them to thrive. Since 2015 Leaders Unlocked projects have provided young […]

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Diverting young adults from the cycle of crisis and crime: RDA evidence review

The new evidence review by the national justice charity Revolving Doors for T2A (Transition to Adulthood), reveals that delivering tailored interventions that meet the health and human needs of young adults can turn young people’s lives around, reduce crime and improve public safety. The review brings together the latest evidence and emerging good practice that […]

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Maturity in the magistrates’ court: magistrates, young adults and maturity considerations in decision-making and sentencing

The Magistrates Association has published a new report on how the issue of maturity is currently handled within magistrates’ courts. Based on research funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the report argues that all young adult defendants’ maturity should be assessed before they come to court and magistrates should receive training on the issue of maturity. […]

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T2A welcomes Justice Select Committee report on Children and Young People in Custody

Joyce Moseley Chair of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance welcomes the Justice Select Committee’s report on Children and Young People in Custody (Part 2): The Youth Secure Estate and Resettlement, published today 10 Feb. The Committee heard evidence from the Barrow Cadbury Trust and from Leaders Unlocked’s Young Justice Advisers on the difficulties of the transition from youth to adult […]

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Young Adults and Remand

A new T2A (Transition to Adulthood) briefing on young adults and remand launched today makes the case for a reform of remand arrangements for the young adults.    A substantial and growing evidence base has found that young adults aged 18-25 are a distinct group, because they are still maturing. Interrupting a young adult’s development with a […]

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