Women’s Breakout is the only organisation that exists to shape national and local approaches to working with women who present with vulnerabilities and are in contact with, or at risk of becoming involved in, the Criminal Justice System.

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Key facts about women in the Criminal Justice System


of sentenced women entering prison in the year to June 2016 were serving six months or less.


Only 9% of children with mothers in prison are cared for by their fathers in their mother’s absence.


of women in prison are foreign nationals. Some are known to have been coerced or trafficked into offending.

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    "At Hafan Cymru, there’s always someone to talk to, someone to listen and they don’t judge."

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