When women go to prison, the impact on their families and their community is devastating, and their likelihood of offending again is very high. This event will explore how organisations and businesses in Essex can effectively work together to prevent women entering the criminal justice system and improve outcomes for them and the people of Essex when they do.
This event will include speakers who will explain what the research tells us and why organisations should work with women differently; the opportunity to hear from women with experience of the criminal justice system; and Clean Break Theatre Company’s latest production “Not Pretty Like the Rainbow”. As a group, the aim is to identify tangible actions that can be taken across the whole of Essex to make a difference.
The event is free to attend courtesy of funding from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Essex County Council, National Probation Service and Essex CRC; and is hosted by the Essex Women’s Action Team and Clinks. The High Sheriff of Essex will welcome everyone, Jane Gardner, Deputy PFCC will chair the morning, and Tanya Gillet, Head of Essex YOS will chair the afternoon.
Registration is from 9.30am with the conference beginning at 10am, and concluding at 4pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Onsite parking is free to all attendees.
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