New Leadership Board for Women in Prison launched

Published: Thursday June 20, 2024

Bishop Rachel Treweek, Anglican Bishop for HM Prisons, has joined the Women in Prison Leadership Board.

Read in full via WIP website →
Fighting for Women’s Justice →
More about Bishop Rachel’s role →

 

As Women in Prison commemorates its 40th anniversary in 2024, the organisation has announced the formation of its new Leadership Board, a dedicated group committed to driving systemic change for women affected by the criminal justice system.

With the women’s prison population predicted to rise to 4,200 by 2027, instead of criminalising women, we need to invest in community-based services that meet their needs and address the root causes that sweep them into the criminal justice system.

Vicky Pryce, Chair of the Leadership Board, expressed her commitment, “Women are being harmed twice, first by society through abuse, poverty, and addiction, and then by the criminal justice system. By tackling the root causes of offending, we will not only support the most disadvantaged women but also their children, communities, and the wider society and economy.”

Dan Corry emphasised the critical nature of this initiative, “This board is a significant step towards creating a supportive environment for women at risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system.”

Take it further

Read in full via WIP website →
Fighting for Women’s Justice →
More about Bishop Rachel’s role →


The word Leadership spelt out, with Committed to Transformation written underneath.

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