Lack of maturity now a mitigating factor for burglary offences

Criminal justice professionals should now consider a young adult’s ‘lack of maturity’ throughout the sentencing process, for all offences of assault or burglary.    On Monday 16th January, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales implemented its new definitive guideline on burglary offence. This is the Council’s second guideline, following its guideline on assault last year. […]

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New report on ‘Neuroscience and the Law’ backs up T2A evidence

The Royal Society’s report Neuroscience and the Law has important implications for young adults in the criminal justice system. It sheds further light on how young people’s brains are still developing well into their twenties, affecting reasoning, judgement and self control. Research conducted by the Transition to Adulthood has provided compelling evidence that the criminal […]

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New T2A publications by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Professor Danny Dorling

Young Adults in Transition: Local Matters, National Implications   Young Adults in Transition: The Local Picture in National Context   The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) has produced two briefings as part of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance: Young Adults in Transition: Local Matters, National Implications and Young Adults in Transition: The […]

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New films about the T2A pilots are now available to watch

Three new films, each demonstrating the individual approaches of the T2A pilot projects in London, Birmingham and West Mercia (led by St Giles Trust, Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust, and YSS respectively), are now available to watch online on the T2A pilots page.   The formative evaluation, published this year, by the University of […]

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T2A engages with Justice Minister and other senior parliamentarians at 2011 party conferences

The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance held events at all of the party conferences in September and October. Each event involved speakers from the T2A Alliance, the relevant Minister or senior party representative (Rt. Hon. Crispin Blunt MP, Helen Goodman MP and Lord Dholakia), and a representative from the T2A pilots. These were the only events […]

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T2A at the 2011 Party Conferences

  The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance will be holding events at all of the party conferences in September and October this year. The events are in the Youth Zone, inside the secure areas at Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative conference. The events are open to all (a conference pass is required to enter the […]

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