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Supporting women who have experience of the criminal justice system

East Midlands

Working with the National Probation Service

In Leicestershire, Changing Lives works in partnership with New Dawn New Day to support women within the Criminal Justice System (CJS).

We offer support to women aged 18 and above who are serving a community sentence, or following release from custody under supervision on licence. We work out of dedicated women-only spaces in Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville and can provide outreach support. We also work out of HMP Peterborough.

We provide an individually tailored package of support across all pathways ( for example accommodation, training and employment) to support women to build upon their strengths and skills and create a life away from criminal activity.

Participants must be referred by their probation practitioner.

CFO Activity Hubs: In the East of England and East Midlands, Changing Lives works in partnership with the Shaw Trust to support women involved in the Criminal Justice System to improve their employability prospects and move closer to the world of training, work and community inclusion. We work out of community hubs located in Leicester, Peterborough and Nottingham, with some outreach in Norwich.

We provide a range of support, for example workshops focused upon building life skills, careers advice, employability skills, and referral to specialist provision. Participants must be aged 18 and over and be unemployed or economically inactive.

This service is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

CFO3: Changing Lives delivers CFO3 across the East Midlands to women in partnership with Ingeous. We deliver individually tailored packages of support to support women to access supportive services and training that will improve prospects of employment.

This service is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

West Midlands

Working with the National Probation Service

In the West Midlands, Changing Lives works in partnership with Anawim, Green Square Accord and Black Country Women’s Aid to support women within the Criminal Justice System (CJS).

We offer support to women aged 18 and above, who are serving a community sentence or following release from custody under supervision on licence. We work out of dedicated women-only spaces across the West Midlands  and can provide outreach support. We also work out of HMP Drake Hall.

We provide an individually tailored package of support across all pathways ( for example accommodation, training and employment) to support women build upon their strengths and skills and create a life away from criminal activity.

Participants must be referred by their probation practitioner.

CFO Activity Hubs: In the West Midlands, Changing Lives works in partnership with the Shaw Trust to support women involved in the Criminal Justice System to improve their employability prospects and move closer to the world of training, work and community inclusion. We work out of a community hubs located in Wolverhampton, supported with some outreach work.

We provide a range of support, for example workshops focused upon building life skills, careers advice, employability skills, and referral to specialist provision. Participants must be aged 18 and over and be unemployed or economically inactive.

This service is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

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