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Young People

Organisations

Youth Justice Board
is an executive non-departmental public body. The YJB oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales. They work to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18, and to ensure that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour. 

Barnardos
run 415 projects across the UK ranging from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness.

Prince's Trust
work with 14 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. They give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.

Catch 22
work with young people who find themselves in difficult situations. They believe every young person deserves the chance to get on in life - no matter what, and that as young people become more positive, productive and independent, the whole community benefits.

Reflex
deliver outreach, non-formal education and mentoring to young people identified as at risk of offending or serving a community or custodial sentence. We help young people to creatively reflect on their lives and positively express their hopes and aspirations for the future. We provide holistic support for young people throughout their transition to adulthood.

 

Resources

The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance is a broad coalition of organisations and individuals working to improve the opportunities and life chances of young people in their transition to adulthood, who are at risk of committing crime and falling into the criminal justice system. The T2A Alliance aims to raise awareness of the problems this group face and to secure policy change to improve their lives. Young adult offenders are a significant group within the criminal justice system and are responsible for a third of all crime. Over a half of young adults in custody go on to reoffend within one year of release and up to two thirds reoffend within two years. The Alliance is managed by Barrow Cadbury