Submission to the Sentencing Council’s Intimidatory Offences and Domestic Abuse Guidelines
03/07/2017 13:54:00 by Zoey
Prison Reform Trust has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council's Intimidatory Offences and Domestic Abuse Guidelines consultation, focusing on highlighting the links between women’s experience of violence, sexual violence, domestic abuse and coercion, and their experience as offenders in the criminal justice system.

We specifically explore the experience of the small minority of women who use violence in response to abuse by a primary aggressor.  We also briefly consider the availability of robust, accredited perpetrator programmes for men in prison and in the community.

We also make a general recommendation that the Sentencing Council should carry out an impact assessment of all its proposals on the prison population, if this has not already been done.

Read the full consultation response here.