Ongoing Projects

The table below will provide you with information about all the ongoing T2A projects.

Lead OrganisationWebsiteProject descriptionStatus


Evaluating the MoJ's 'deferred prosecutions' pilot.

Evaluators have been selected from Manchester Metropolitan University.


Equal - Ending Criminal Justice Race Inequality for Children and Young Adults. Implementation phase of Young Review on over-representation of young black and Muslim men in the criminal justice system

In progress. Finishes April 2021.

Care Leavers Association

Between Care and Criminal Justice - Bridging the Chasm. To campaign for evidence based policy change to support care leavers with criminal justice experience

Project in progress

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS)

The criminalisation of young adults through ASB (Anti-social behaviour) - the project will raise awareness and support a change in the use of ASB powers to sanction young adults.

Project nearing completion.

Criminal Justice Alliance

Connecting for Change - dissemination of T2A messages.

Project in progress.

Dundee University

LGBTQI people in prison - Research on the experience of LGBTQI people in UK prisons

Project end date extended to spring

Exeter University

Neuro-Adversity and Transition: key time points for action - the project will support the development of trauma-informed assessment tools in the criminal justice system

Project in progress. Completes December 2020.

Howard League for Penal Reform

Embedding sentencing principles for young adults - to support the embedding of best practice sentencing principles for young adults.

Project in progress

The Innovation Unit Limited

To develop a pilot project to support a cross sector approach to delivering services to care experienced young adults who have experienced custody.

Project in progress

Just for Kids Law

Turning 18: Timely Justice - The project will seek changes to how the courts deal with people who commit offences as children but are charged or sentenced after the age of 18.

Project in progress. Recommendations in development.


Disproportionality in youth justice - Project will examine the causes of BAME disproportionality in the youth justice system of England and Wales. it will make practical recommendations with a view to reducing it.

Project in progress

Leaders Unlocked

A forum of young adults to engage with aspects of criminal justice policy that affect 18-25 year olds

Report in progress

Magistrates Association

To develop and promote knowledge of maturity among magistrates.

Project in progress

Manchester Metropolitan University

T2A Pathway Evaluation MMU - A four year research study examining the impact of distinct approaches to young adults throughout the criminal justice system.

Process evaluation completed

National Autism Society

Criminal justice and young autistic adults - a longitudinal study on the people with diagnosed and self-diagnosed autism in the CJS.

Project in progress - the group are now engaging with prisons.

Police Foundation

Policing and young adults: practice development project - to test evidence based approaches to the policing of young adults

Work to start in spring 2020.

Prisoners Education Trust

Prison education for young adults: fair and effective - review of education in prisons for young adults.

Project in progress

Prison Radio Association

Future prison podcast - the grant will produce six programmes facilitating a dialogue between BAME people, women and young adults with lived experience and policy leads in the Ministry of Justice.

In progress.

Redthread Birmingham

To intervene at A&E trauma centers with young adult victims of knife crime and gun wounds

Teams are on site and engaging young people and continue to raise programme awareness.

Release (Legal and Emergency Drugs Services)

Y-stop - a harm reduction approach to stop and search - to improve young adult interactions with police officers through better communications enabling encounters to be managed confidently.

Project in progress

Revolving Doors Agency

New Generation: leading for resilient young adults - developing and sharing trauma informed policing practice for young adults.

Project underway

University of Leicester

Sex offender Registration: justice for the young - the research project will investigate the impact on children and young people of being placed on the Sex Offender Register.

Project underway.