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Response to Youth Custody Service consultation on transition of young people from youth to adult custody policy framework

October 2020

“The Howard League welcomes the opportunity to comment on the second draft transitions policy. Every year hundreds of children are transferred to the adult or young adult estate. It can be a devastating experience for young people in prison, most of whom are still developing and many of whom are extremely vulnerable. The reduction in support and the change in services available to young adults compared with what is available in the adult estate can be traumatic. The policy governing this process is therefore very important. ”

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