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New Generation Policing

Our partnerships with police services and Police and Crime Commissioners aims to develop mainstream policing approaches that respond to young adults’ needs (driven by experiences of poverty, trauma, and racism) and prevent them from being caught in the revolving door.

Our work is driven forward in the following trailblazers sites: Cleveland, Durham, Humberside, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and West Midlands. 

A campaign for change - divert young adults into support

Our New Generation Campaigners, young adults with lived experience, are leading a campaign to reduce the arrest of vulnerable young adults, and are calling for the police to divert them into support instead.

The campaign has four key asks:

  1. Identify: Police need training to identify vulnerabilities, especially trauma.
  2. Involve: The police must involve young adults in the design of diversion services.
  3. Invest: Government & Police and Crime Commissioners must invest more in diversion services.
  4. Inform: Police need to record data on who is being diverted.

You can support our campaign for a new approach to policing young adults. Please get in touch with Burcu Borysik to find out more.

Police can make their own commitment to young adults here.

Young adults can join our New Generation Campaigners by contacting Sean Mullen.

Leadership and Practice Exchange

We are running a series of interactive and tailored events that foster peer-to-peer learning, knowledge and practice exchange among policing professionals, third sector organisations and people with lived experience. The events are designed to support OPCCs and police services to collaborate and innovate. 

As part of this, we have set up a Knowledge Exchange Network with The Police Foundation which brings together police Inspectors and Chief Inspectors from across England and Wales to co-create new and better ways of policing young adults aged 18-25. Read about our first meeting in Decemeber 2020 here.

For more information contact Burcu Borysik.

Knowledge Exchange Network - January 2021

This meeting looked at Violence Reduction Units (VRUs). Set up in response to rising levels of violent crime, the Units identified adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), deprivation, school exclusions and other factors as key drivers of serious violence, with some focusing on the under-25 cohort.

Knowledge Exchange Network - March 2021

This meeting focused on policing challenges in identifying and supporting vulnerable young adults in the criminal justice system and explored how the involvement of young adults with lived experience at strategic and operational levels can reduce demand on policing. 

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE NETWORK - APRIL 2021

This session looked at the reasonable adjustments and the support available to young adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as the resources and training available to the police to support the identification of neurodiversity.

Our supporters

We want to thank our funders, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and the Lloyds Bank Foundation for making this happen. Thanks also to our diverse and knowledgeable steering group members: HMI Wendy Williams (HMICFRS), Chief Constable Mark Collins (Dyfed-Powys Police), Chief Constable Andrew Rhodes (Lancashire Constabulary), Susannah Hancock (APCC), Prof. Kieran McCartan (University of West of England), Prof. Huw Williams (University of Exeter), Dr Eamonn O’Moore (Public Health England),  Neena Samota (St Mary’s University), and Myron Rogers (Chair of Lankelly Chase Foundation).

New Generation Campaign

Our New Generation Campaigners are leading a campaign to reduce the arrest of vulnerable young adults, and are calling for the police to divert them into support instead. Sign up to support their call to action.

Knowledge Exchange Network - March 2021

This meeting focused on policing challenges in identifying and supporting vulnerable young adults in the criminal justice system and explored how the involvement of young adults with lived experience at strategic and operational levels can reduce demand on policing. 

Knowledge Exchange Network - January 2021

This meeting looked at Violence Reduction Units (VRUs). Set up in response to rising levels of violent crime, the Units identified adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), deprivation, school exclusions and other factors as key drivers of serious violence, with some focusing on the under-25 cohort.

Police-led diversion – the LEAD approach

Revolving Doors Agency is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Public Defenders Association to promote a new approach to police-led diversion that we believe can better prevent the revolving door of crisis and crime.

Briefing for the launch of LEAD UK

Revolving Doors Agency and Public Defenders Association (the US-based penal reform charity) launches Let Everyone Advance with Dignity (LEAD), a police-led diversion approach for young adults (18-25) who are at risk of becoming trapped in the revolving door of crime and crisis.