New briefing highlights promising practice by Police and Crime Commissioners in providing effective services to young adults

A new briefing, published today, highlights some of the innovative work beign championed by a number of police and crime commissioners (PCCs) to cut crime and reduce reoffending among young adults (18-24). The briefing is the first in a series of ‘PCC spotlights’ being published by Revolving Doors Agency and the Transition to Adulthood Alliance […]

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The Young Review says leadership is needed to tackle the number of young black and Muslim men involved in the criminal justice system

A new report on the over-representation of young black and/or Muslim men in the criminal justice system says that critically high numbers have been reached.  The Young Review, led by Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, found that despite knowledge and understanding of this problem at the highest level, there has not to date been sufficient […]

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Prison book ban ruled unlawful by High Court

The High Court has declared that the Government’s ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful.  The ban on sending books into prison was brought in in November 2013, as part of the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme, which stated that prisoners are not allowed to receive parcels unless they have “exceptional circumstances” such as […]

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Prison book ban ruled unlawful

The High Court has declared that the Government’s ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful.   The ban on sending books into prison was brought in in November 2013, as part of the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme, which stated that prisoners are not allowed to receive parcels unless they have “exceptional circumstances” such […]

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T2A Alliance gives evidence to Justice Select Committee

T2A Chair, Joyce Moseley, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee’s inquiry into prison planning and policies on 24 November, alongside Lin Hinnigan, Chief Executive of the YJB, Gareth Jones, Chair of the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, and Penelope Gibbs, Chair of the Standing Committee on Youth Justice.   The panel responded to […]

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MoJ announces preferred bidders for Transforming Rehabilitation

The Ministry of Justice has announced its preferred bidders for Transforming Rehabilitation (TR), including sixteen charities and voluntary groups, four probation staff mutuals and seven private companies. Sodexo Justice Services in partnership with Nacro will be the preferred bidder for: Northumbria Cumbria and Lancashire South Yorkshire Bedfordshire, Northants, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Norfolk & Suffolk Essex […]

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Call for education on brain injuries of offenders

Experts have called for increased awareness in the criminal justice system of how brain injuries are linked to offending. The British Psychological Society says the “hidden” nature of brain injuries and neurodisabilities means many offenders experience discriminatory treatment when entering the system. MSPs at the Scottish Parliament’s Holyrood Justice Committee took evidence from a panel […]

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