Inspectorate of Probation highlights poor transition to adulthood for young offenders in the care system

A report published today by the Inspectorate of Probation, Ofsted and Estyn has found that few young people under the supervision of both the care services and Youth Offending Teams were well prepared or supported for transition to adulthood and that successful transition to adulthood is compromised by the disruption caused by frequent moves.   The […]

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Peers debate young adult offenders

On Tuesday 13th November members of the House of Lords debated an amendment to the Crime and Courts Bill on dealing non-custodially with offenders. The amendment was tabled by former Chief Inspector of Prisons Lord Ramsbotham, who in advocating intensive alternatives to custody for young adults, cited the “remarkable work” of the Transition to Adulthood […]

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New Publication: Going for Gold

A new report, Going for Gold – developing effective services for young adults throughout the criminal justice process, offers a step by step guide to developing young adult services based on the experience of organisations that have already done it.     In partnership with the three main T2A pilots and Social Justice Solutions, Clinks […]

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T2A welcomes new Restorative Justice legislation

In plans published today, new legislation for restorative justice with adult offenders and their victims will be introduced through an amendment to the Crime and Courts Bill.   The new clauses will allow the Courts to defer at the pre-sentence stage in order for the victim and offender to be offered restorative justice at the […]

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Birmingham celebration marks end of T2A pilot

  At the end of September a celebratory event was held at the Midlands Arts Centre to mark the end of the Birmingham Transition to Adulthood Alliance (T2A) pilot project, which was managed by Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust.   Marking the great achievements of both the staff and young people they work, speakers […]

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