Government policy recognises and supports services to women taking a gender informed approach. Evidence shows this is more effective in reducing the female prison population, reoffending and the number of women and girls entering the Criminal Justice System. To this end and at a local level, Probation Trusts in Wales and England have worked in a variety of ways to support and compliment Women’s Community Services. Many Probation Trusts are now working in partnership with statutory and voluntary partners to develop new and bespoke projects to support women using their expertise and knowledge to help shape the future of women’s services in an outcome focused environment.
Read the Position Statement Women’s Services
Official Submission from the Probation Chiefs Association: Justice select committee inquiry into women offenders
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