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Jul17 4 days ago by Emily
Today the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden launched the London Blueprint for Women in the criminal justice system.

We welcome the Blueprint, and thank our Senior Programme Manager Katy Swaine Williams, along with all the other agencies that contributed to its publication.

As the Deputy Mayor announced, the Blueprint "aims to tackle the root causes of offending, prevent reoffending and ensure women have the support they need after leaving prison."

The Blueprint will be available in September, please get in touch with any queries.
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Jul15 15/07/2019 17:03:00 by Emily
Jenny attended the launch of Sisters in Desistence today at Bradford's Khidmat Centre.

She heard powerful testimony from Muslim women who had found their voice with support from Sofia Buncy and the Muslim Women in Prison Project.

Our 'Counted Out' report referenced echoed the need for Community based solutions for Muslim women post prison. Istaq Ahmed said it was long past time to end the institutional inequalities that disadvantage so many Muslim women.

Speakers included West Yorkshire's PCC, local women's prisons, mosques and many community organisations pledged to take action on the reports recommendations.

Read the report here
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Jul15 15/07/2019 13:09:00 by Emily
We are pleased to be able to share the findings of our report 'Broken Trust: the rising numbers of women recalled to prison' at the Probation Practioner Conference today.

Dr Kimmett Edgar and Ashleigh Murray will be running two workshops based around the findings of the report. They'll be welcoming feeback, as well as the practioners' views on the new system and proposals for ending post custody mandatory supervision for those assessed as low risk - a provision that has been so disproportionately harmful to women.
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Jul10 10/07/2019 10:15:00 by Emily
We are sending our congratulations to Dr Shona Minson for winning the ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize 2019.

This will give an extra boost to awareness of the need to safeguard children when sentencing mothers, Find out more about the project here
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Jul4 04/07/2019 12:18:00 by Emily
Dr Kate Paradine from Women in Prison; Sharna Kennedy from Tomorrow's Women Wirral and Nicola Harding, a researcher in Criminology at Lancaster Univsersity discuss this topic on BBC Woman's Hour.

Listen here
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Jul4 04/07/2019 11:43:00 by Emily
An article in today's Guardian highlights the massive increase in the number of homeless women received into custody.

The article comes after figures received in response to a PQ from Richard Burgon.

The MP stated "This is a truly shocking increase in the numbers of homeless women ending up in prisn is an appalling indictment of our broken justice system."

Read the full article here.

Photo credit Andy Aitchison
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