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Race and the Criminal Justice System: Hearing from Young Adults

This is the first report from the T2A (Transition to Adulthood) Young Adult Advisory Group - an innovative project giving young adults a voice on the criminal justice system. The project was supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.

The T2A Young Adult Advisory Group chose Race and Criminal Justice as their first priority. This Group chose this priority because they felt passionate about this issue and because it tied in to a number of current national developments, such as the Lammy Review and the Young Review.

The project report details the findings from peer-to-peer research carried with 90 young adults across the country - including peer interviews in prisons, focus groups with Youth Offending Teams, homeless organisations and community groups.

The Group’s aims were to:

  • Gather personal testimonies from BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) young adults of their experiences of policing and criminal justice.
  • Understand whether, and how, participants feel their racial, ethnic and religious identity affected these experiences.
  • Explore participants’ views on trust in the CJS.
  • Involve participants in the development of solutions for policy makers.

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MH:2K Oldham

The final report from MH:2K Oldham - is a pioneering youth-led pilot project which has harnessed the views of young people to shape the support and services available to them. The MH:2K pilot in Oldham was supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award, Oldham Council and Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group.

The project report features the findings gathered from over 600 diverse young people across Oldham by its 20-strong team of ‘Citizen Researchers’. The Citizen Researchers determined the top five challenges facing young people in Oldham on mental health:

• The environment and culture of schools
• Self-harm
• Stigma
• Family and relationships
• Professional practice


They produced findings and recommendations on these topics, based on information collected at 42 roadshow events, attended by 598 other young people.

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Cheshire Youth Commission Final Report

This final report from the Cheshire Youth Commission details the findings and recommendations from peer-to-peer research with over 1,500 young people across Cheshire. The report explores 6 key priority topics selected by Youth Commissioners: Hate Crime; Abusive Relationships; The Relationship between Young People and the Police; Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Mental Health and Vulnerable Young People; Cyber-bullying and Safety Online. It also contains testimonials from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cheshire Constabulary, and the young people involved in the project.

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Nottinghamshire Youth Commission Final Report

This final report from the Nottinghamshire Youth Commission details the findings and recommendations from peer-to-peer research with over 1,000 young people across Nottinghamshire. The report explores 6 key priority topics selected by Youth Commissioners: Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Harassment; Relationships with the Police; Stop and Search; Crime Prevention and Education; The Link between Crime and Poverty; Re-offending and Rehabilitation. It also contains testimonials from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottinghamshire Police, and the young people involved in the project.

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North Yorkshire Youth Commission Final Report

This final report from the North Yorkshire Youth Commission details the findings and recommendations from peer-to-peer research with over 1,600 young people across North Yorkshire. The report explores 6 key priority topics selected by Youth Commissioners: Drug Abuse and Legal Highs; Cyber-bullying and Online Safety; Hate Crime; Vulnerable Young People; Preventing Youth Crime; Relationships with the Police. It also contains testimonials from the Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire Police, and the young people involved in the project.

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