Transition to Adulthood Alliance in partnership with third sector organisations and the offices for Police and Crime Commissioners invites you to a series of brown bag events to share best practice in supporting young adults away from the criminal justice system.
Young adults constitute less than 10 per cent of the UK population but make up to 30-40 per cent of all police cases. Evidence clearly shows that compounding issues with maturity, poverty, trauma can increase their risk being victims or perpetrators of crime. On turning 18 many experiences a huge chasm between child-centred approaches and adult services in areas like housing, mental health, and problematic substance use.
Join our first session on 6th July to hear from Roisin Briody, Transitions to Adulthood Hub Manager at the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. The London Mayors Office for Policing and Crime, supported by the Ministry of Justice, is in the process of developing a pilot Transitions to Adulthood Hub for 17 to 25 year olds. The Hub based in Newham, East London is for young adults on probation and for 17 year olds transitioning from the Youth Offending Service to adult probation services. The Hub will co-locate probation staff with commissioned services designed to meet young adults’ distinct needs. Roisin Briody will discuss their progress to date and the commissioning of services to support young adults in the justice system.