Women’s Breakout is the only organisation that exists to shape national and local approaches to working with women who present with vulnerabilities and are in contact with, or at risk of becoming involved in, the Criminal Justice System.

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Key facts about women in the Criminal Justice System


Only 9% of children with mothers in prison are cared for by their fathers in their mother’s absence.


of women in prison are foreign nationals. Some are known to have been coerced or trafficked into offending.


Just 5% of children stay in their own homes when their mother goes to prison.

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  • Cambridge Women's Resources Centre, Cambridge - a woman's story - NEW

    "If only I'd had some help earlier, with the kids getting the support they needed it didn’t need to come to this."

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