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 prisoners said that support from their family, and 36% said that seeing their children, would help them stop reoffending in the future.


Only half of the women who had lived, or were in contact with, their children prior to imprisonment had received a visit since going to prison.


of all women in prison and 28% of women serving sentences of under 12 months had no previous convictions.

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  • Cambridge Women's Resources Centre, Cambridge - a woman's story

    "If only I'd had some help earlier, with the kids getting the support they needed it didn’t need to come to this."

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