Response to the Draft Police and Crime Plan for London 2017-2021.
The Prison Reform Trust is currently engaged in a 3-year Big Lottery funded programme ‘Transforming Lives’ which seeks to reduce the number of women sent to prison across the UK.
Approximately 30,000 women are arrested each year in London and 1,200 women were sentenced to immediate custody in 2015, many of whom return to London with poor housing and employment outcomes and a high risk of reoffending. Because women represent a small minority of those in the criminal justice system they are often overlooked in criminal justice policy, planning and service design. Prison Reform Trust have therefore directed their response to questions ‘6) What would you like to see more emphasis on?’ and ‘7) Is there anything else you think the Mayor should take into account when creating his plan?’