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Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system


In 2018, the Ministry of Justice published a Female Offender Strategycommitting to reduce the imprisonment of vulnerable women who could be better supported in the community.

The strategy aims to reduce the number of women entering the criminal justice system; increase the use of community sentences; reduce short custodial sentences, and deliver a better experience for those in custody

The Committee will question women’s community service providers and senior officials at the MoJ and HMPPS on government’s progress in achieving the aims of the strategy. It will explore:

Whether the Department has a clear plan for how it will achieve the objectives set out in its strategy; Whether the strategy is being delivered in line with the Department’s plans, and whether the Department is on track to meet the objectives and achieve the benefits it sets out.

If you have evidence on any of these issues please submit it here by Wednesday 26 January 2022.