The Reality of Women in the...

The Reality of Women in the Criminal Justice System #ChangeTheStory

December 2023

1 Min Read

On Day 9 of the 16 Days of Action, our Women's Criminal Justice Service Managers share some of the stories of the women they've supported, with a view to shedding some light on the reality of how women come to be involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Some of the experiences reveal systemic failures of women with multiple unmet needs, and some thoughts on how we can only #ChangeTheStory for women if we change the system and the approach.

Content Warning: This video makes reference to drug-use and addiction, domestic violence and suicide.

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"It's just that recognition, isn't it? That yes, they may have done something through lack of alternatives or a cry for help or made a bad decision, but so often there's a whole story behind that."

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