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 women with extensive experience of violence have appeared in court.


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


of women report having used Class A drugs in the four weeks before custody.

Featured Case Study

  • Hafan Cymru, Carmarthen, Karen's story

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

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