Capital approach: Working with young adult offenders in London

Assistant Chief Officers Andrew Hillas and Patsy Wollaston, who co-lead London CRC’s work with young adult offenders, write for Probation Quarterly about the successes of the EXIT project. Prior to the Transforming Rehabilitation changes, the then London Probation Trust began to place an emphasis on tailoring its interventions to addressing the specific needs of young adult offenders. During this period, it developed an intensive alternative to custody intervention called EXIT. It was ...

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Getting resettlement right for young people

Sarah Wilkinson, Beyond Youth Custody Programme Officer at Nacro, explains that a new way of working is needed to help young people leaving custody. How can we best prepare young people for release from custody, provide on-going support through to the community and help them desist from crime? First we must look at the characteristics of the cohort of children and young adults who are in custody, the nature of youth incarceration and the implications this has on their resettlement. Over ...

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Effective approaches for young adults

A report from Clinks and the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance provides guidance to probation practitioners across NPS and CRCs on how to improve outcomes for young offenders through effective engagement and a tailored, thoughtful approach to practice. Isabel Livingstone, Local Development Officer at Clinks and one of the co-authors of the report, writes for PQ about the new guide and issues surrounding maturity and transitions. > Download a copy of the joint report here It is ...

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