The project offers an outreach support service at HMP Foston Hall and in the community, to offer a holistic support service to vulnerable women at risk of offending and/or women in the Criminal Justice System in order to reduce re-offending by addressing underlying causes of offending behaviour.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 March 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135740)
The diverting women from custody project was set up in response to the Corston Report (2007) to deliver the Government‚Äôs commitment to ensure vulnerable women who are not a danger to the public are dealt with appropriately in the community. The main aim being to reduce the high numbers of women particularly none violent offenders in prison and to deal with these women in the community, by offering a range of holistic support services to break the cycle of offending and better their life chances.
We will provide a holistic one stop shop support service, by offering intensive one to one support to tackle problems in relation to mental health, accommodation, education/employment, children/families and relationships, finance/benefit and debt, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, drugs and alcohol misuse, health, counselling and any other issues which may contribute exclusion and/or offending behaviour. We will work closely with partners to monitor the impact of our interventions.
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