In the UK 12,000 women are sent prison each year. The vast majority are serving short sentences for non-violent crimes. Most of them are parents, leaving 17,500 children separated from their mums by incarceration annually.
Clearly prison isn’t working. We need to stop the mass incarceration of vulnerable communities and find better solutions.
The voices of women in the justice system needs to be at the heart of this change.
WHY ARE WE FUNDRAISING?
There are gaps in our understanding of how and why women end up in prison. Especially women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and those suffering domestic abuse. How do the victims of abuse become perpetrators of crime? Help us fund research and influence policy on better understanding and outcomes for all women in the criminal justice system, with a focus on minoritised (BAME) women For more information download this briefing document
Over 300 women responded. Thank you for your courage. You can download your copy here.
Accounts from women in our recent report #WeAreInvisible highlighting the high proportion of women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds who experience abuse and enter the criminal justice system. We want to do more,
The View Magazine CIC is a newly launched social enterprise which produces a quarterly digital and print magazine which both features contributions from women in the criminal justice system and raises issues of importance to those women. Women are paid for their contributions.
We campaign for the rights of women in the criminal justice system and champion their creativity, so they are seen and heard, within a new narrative. We also host events with the first conference , #WomenInJustice currently planned for Autumn 2020.
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