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


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


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.

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  • Pecan, London - Britney's story - NEW

    "I had two years counselling before and this; [Moving On Coaching] has done more to help me with my stress. I am now sleeping better than I have ever done in prison.'"

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