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Criminal Justice

Justice Select Committee Inquiry into young adults and the CJS

T2A is very pleased to report that the House of Commons Justice Select Committee has announced a major Inquiry on young adults in the criminal justice system: http://bit.ly/1IinwPW   This is a once in a generation opportunity for T2A’s young adult agenda to progress towards a systematic implementation.   It comes at a critical time for the future of the T2A agenda with the convergence of several major recent developments including:

 

  • The Harris Review on deaths of young adults in custody that called for young adults to be a distinct group and for the concept of maturity to be enshrined in law (and a forthcoming government response);
  • The HMIP annual report that called for a distinct approach to young adults; and
  • The government’s requirement to reduce costs and utilise evidence of what works.  T2A and a wide range of partners have made a major contribution to these developments.
  • The deadline for the Select Committee Inquiry call for submissions of evidence is 30 September 2015.  T2A will be submitting evidence.