Women in justice

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  • Briefing

    Problem-solving courts for women: An evidence & practice briefing

    by and

    This briefing provides a summary on the dynamics of female offending and details the importance of expanding the use of gender-specific approaches to women in the criminal justice system. It highlights some existing good practice in this area, and outlines some guidance for those seeking to implement a problem-solving court for women.

  • Briefing

    Pre-court diversion for women


    This new briefing aims to support practitioners seeking to develop or improve gender-specific pre-court diversion. It lays out the evidence base around women’s offending and the specific needs of women, explores what we know about effective working with female offenders, and provides examples of diversion schemes tailored for women.