To make the case for change for young adults in the criminal justice system T2A has built and continues to build an evidence base with our network, statutory bodies, and partners. This evidence base is founded on three main bodies of research: criminology, neurology and psychology. All three fields strongly support the T2A view that young adults are a distinct group with needs that are different both from children under 18 and adults over 25.
Working with practitioners and young adults
How does evidence inform practice and what does it mean for criminal justice services?
T2A works closely with criminal justice professionals and practitioners working with young adults. The lived experience of those young adults informs the evidence T2A is building. T2A recognises the importance of integrating young adult voices into our campaign.
The policy ideas and propositions developed by T2A and its partners and networks influence politicians, policy makers and professional bodies.