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Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance

Clinks is one of the founding members of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance. The Alliance is a broad coalition of organisations and individuals which identifies and promotes the need for a distinct and radically different approach to young adults in the Criminal Justice System; an approach that is proportionate to their maturity and responsive to their specific needs.

Convened by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, it's membership encompasses leading criminal justice, health and youth organisations. Since 2008, the T2A Alliance has produced more than 40 research and policy reports, which support the campaign priorities and recommendations. In addition, six T2A projects, including three main T2A pilots, have been running since 2009, demonstrating effective interventions for young adults in the criminal justice system. To read a summary of this evidence go to the Evidence section of the T2A website. 

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What Clinks is doing

Clinks' Local Development Team has supported local areas to develop good practice around young adults in the Criminal Justice System, generously supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. In 2012 we published Going for Gold, a step-by-step guide setting out how to develop effective services and partnerships for young adults throughout the Criminal Justice System, which you can download below. We then provided consultancy support and small grants to four areas to support partnership work improving outcomes for young adults (Cornwall, Bristol, Wales and Greater Manchester).


Effective approaches with young adults: a guide for probation services (2015) - The aim of this guide is to give probation practitioners, whether in the National Probation Service or Community Rehabilitation Companies, the tools to deliver a more effective approach to young adults. It provides practical suggestions for effective ways to engage young adults and support their desistance from crime. It also includes suggestions for managers on what they can do to enable practitioners to improve outcomes within probation services.

Going for Gold (2012)
'Going for Gold - developing effective services for young adults throughout the criminal justice process' offers a step by step guide to developing young adult services based on the experience of organisations that have already done it.


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