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Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system

Inquiry

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.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fifty-First Report - Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Inquiry Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 997
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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2 February 2022
Inquiry Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
2 February 2022
Inquiry Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
CJS0013 - Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Witnesses Women in Prison
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
CJS0001 - Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Witnesses Dr Carly Lightowlers (Senior Lecturer Criminology at University of Liverpool)
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
CJS0002 - Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Witnesses Fair Play for Women
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3273 (General enquiries). For all media enquiries please contact Jessica Bridges Palmer bridgespalmerj@parliament.uk / 07917488489
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA