Justice Committee

Young adult offenders inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The initial deadline for submission of evidence was 30 September but the Committee continues to accept submissions.

Please note that the Committee may not investigate or intervene in individual cases. Submissions may make reference to individual cases for illustrative purposes, provided they are not the subject of legal proceedings currently before UK courts.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee considers that it is timely to hold an inquiry 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
  • review the impact of guidance to sentencers and prosecutors which advises that they consider the maturity of the offender in their decisions.
Full terms of reference Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 26 Apr 2016 - Young adult offenders - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF330 KB) HC 397 | Published 28 Apr 2016

    Evidence given by Andrew Selous MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice, and Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, National Offender Management Service; Angela Cossins, Deputy Director, National Probation Service, Max Rutherford, Criminal Justice Programme Manager, Transition to Adulthood Alliance Barrow Cadbury Trust, and Huw Williams, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research, Exeter University (at 10.30am).

  • 12 Apr 2016 - Young adult offenders - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF357 KB) HC 397 | Published 14 Apr 2016

    Evidence given by Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Mayor's Office for Policing and CrimeAndrew Hillas, Head of 18-25 young offender cohort, London Community Rehabilitation Company, David Ripley, Director of Resources, Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company, Grace Strong, Strategic Partnership Manager, The Yap!Mat Ilic, Justice Strategy Director, Catch 22, Bex Mullins, Young Women's Keyworker, Advance Minerva, Bernie Kastner, Community Services Manager, St Giles Trust

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