The Future of Women’s Breakout

Dear Women’s Breakout Stakeholder For the past six years Women’s Breakout has been working to provide a unique and specialised resource for women’s centres and those delivering services to women who are, or may be, affected by the criminal justice system. Despite building up a strong network it has struggled to be viable on its … Continued

Service User Engagement Event

Save the Date Service User Engagement event – 28 June 2017 – London Our annual event this year has the theme of service user engagement. Some of our members will be speaking about how they involve service users in the running of their organisations. We will also hear from a few services users about their … Continued

Tampon Tax Fund

Seventy organisations across the country will share £12 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. This £12m was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond during the Spring Budget earlier this year, and was designed to benefit charities that support women and girls, particularly those affected by violence and domestic abuse. Congratulations to our members … Continued

BAME women face “double disadvantage” in criminal justice system

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women face a “double disadvantage” in the criminal justice system, according to a new report, published on 24 April 2017, from Agenda and Women in Prison. The report found that BAME women felt: They were not treated fairly in court and were unjustly penalised by judges and juries, who … Continued

New app provides comprehensive support for offenders

An app is being developed for use by prisoners and those on release. This new app is currently being rolled out across 39 prisons in England and Wales. The app is still in development, but already covers help with education, employment, health and wellbeing as well as being a means of communication between offenders and … Continued