The Corston Report of 2007 laid down the foundations for a new approach to the way women are treated within the criminal justice system. Their pathways into crime are very different from those of men, and when a woman is imprisoned or serves a community sentence, often many others including children are affected since the woman may be a caregiver.
In addition women in prison have a far higher than average incidence of mental health issues, self-harm and have often experienced abusive relationships. If these circumstances are ignored, it is very difficult for women to find a path out of crime.
Through dedicated Women’s services we are able to deal with the very specific issues which lead to women’s offending behaviour, including Eden House - a one stop shop for women involved, or at risk of becoming involved, with the criminal justice system. For further information on Eden House follow the link below: