The Justice Select Committee’s inquiry into young adult offenders
Clinks has submitted evidence to the Justice Select Committee’s inquiry into young adult offenders. The inquiry aims to assess the implications of the findings of the Harris Review and selected recommendations for current policy and practice; examine the evidence on what might constitute more effective or appropriate treatment of young adults throughout the criminal justice process; and review the impact of guidance to sentencers and prosecutors which advises that they consider the maturity of the offender in their decisions. Our evidence supports the Transition to Adulthood Alliance submission and particularly highlights the role the voluntary sector has played in pioneering approaches for young adults as well highlighting a range of equalities issues that need to be considered with regards to this age group. Our submission along with all the other submissions of evidence, as well as the inquiry's full terms of reference and up to date news can be found on the Justice Select Committee's webpage.