The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) programme is a 10-year initiative of the Barrow Cadbury Trust, focused on improving the prospects of young adults at all stages of the criminal justice system.
Since 2008, nearly £10m has been invested in policy, research and demonstration projects focused on young adults. Through the T2A programme more than 40 reports have been produced relating to young adults and crime. These include practical resources that have been tried and tested on the ground, such as how probation officers can take account of maturity as well as age in decision-making and how police officers can meet the needs of distinct groups of young adults such as women, young Muslims and care leavers. The work is promoted by a coalition of 14 leading charities, under the banner of the T2A Alliance, all of whom provide expertise and a powerful collective voice to advocate for policy and service reform.