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


of women in prison report having spent time in local authority care.


Nearly 40% of women in prison left school before the age of 16 years.

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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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