Female Offenders: Improving outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Dame Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
  • Dr Jenny Earle, Programme Director, Reducing Women's Imprisonment, Prison Reform Trust
  • Christina Marriott, Chief Executive, Revolving Doors Agency
  • Rosie Goodwin, Community Director, Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Emily Spurrell, Deputy PCC, Merseyside Police
  • Sam Sanderson, Project Manager – Women in the Criminal Justice System, Sussex Police
  • Nicky Park, Head of Prison Projects, St Giles Trust
  • Russell Webster (Chair), Independent Criminal Justice Researcher
  • Further speakers TBC


The Government’s new Female Offenders Strategy represents a major shift in the approach to women in the criminal justice system. The police, probation services, health agencies, local authorities and the third sector all have a role in ensuring better outcomes for women who commit crime. The sector is responding but more can be done, with only 60% of PCCs having programmes looking at female offenders.

Join Westminster Briefing in September to explore upcoming Government action and the national landscape of women in the criminal justice system.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Looking ahead to a new Female Offenders Strategy
  • Transforming your local approach to female offenders and reducing recidivism
  • The role of local authorities in ensuring better outcomes for female offenders
  • Liaison and Diversion – supporting vulnerable women into health and social care services
  • PCCs: effectively commissioning services and setting the police strategy
  • Ensuring a multi-agency approach between services
  • Case studies of successful early and targeted interventions

About the Day:

In the morning session you will hear from experts on Government direction. You will explore how to develop your local strategy and tailor support for the female offenders you deal with. The afternoon session will focus on best practice currently underway across the country.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact:
Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: oliver.johnson@dodsgroup.com

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who work with women in the criminal justice system at both the national and local level, including community safety and CSP teams, the police, police authorities, health services, prisons, probation services, the CPS and Courts Service, YOTs, Victim Support, voluntary organisations and academics.

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