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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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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