Women in prison have far higher rates than the average of mental health issues, self-harm and abusive relationships.
We are committed to understanding and addressing the reasons that underpin women’s offending.
We are determined to work in collaboration with our specialist partners across the region to turn women away from crime, so they can build better lives for themselves, their children and our communities.
We work with police forces, police and crime commissioners, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Women’s Aid and other partners on the Women’s Pathfinder Programme to improve outcomes for women in the criminal justice system.
Through the programme, we support women to turn their lives around by helping them to access available services, including support with finding a place to live or improving their prospects through education and training.