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


A Cabinet Office study found that 28% of women’s crimes were financially motivated.


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


entered custody under sentence in 2015 for theft and handling stolen goods.

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    "I had no idea this kind of support for women existed in the community, I had struggled for years..."

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