We aim to improve the quality of life for those who are marginalised by language and culture by increasing awareness of the prison system and their rights by enabling them to access and exercise these rights. We provide a wide range of services to BMER (Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) and foreign nationals in UK prisons, and our goal is to ensure that the client’s transition from prison back into the community is as smooth as possible. For those wanting to return to their countries of origin, we provide them with information and assistance they need to do this smoothly.
Our role is to facilitate our clients in re-building their lives and reducing the cycles of re-offending.
Head of Prisons and Community
0207 123 1234 ext 4125
To celebrate International Women’s Day and the Women’s History Month of March, our Project Workers facilitated workshops for women in HMP Downview and HMP Peterborough. The women were contributing their wonderful ideas and inspiring thoughts for our topic ‘Phenomenal Women’.
As a Project Worker you will help provide vital support to families who are resident within the pre-departure accommodation (PDA). Families face unique challenges during their time in PDA and represent some of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups within society. This role will involve working directly with families and alongside other agencies to ensure […]
We are looking for someone who is motivated and passionate about the rights of women. The purpose of this role is: To manage a case load of women affected or at risk of being affected by the Criminal Justice System and immigration restrictions. To work holistically with the women to provide advocacy, support, advice, guidance […]
This short illustrated guide by Penal Reform International to the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Female Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the ‘Bangkok Rules’) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010 covers: the profile of women prisoners and why international standards were needed who the Rules protect what the Rules say […]
Our second Public Legal Education workshop was brilliant and again very useful for our Women’s Centre clients. Thanks to Dada Felja from Law for Life and Lucy Grey, Senior Associate at Allen & Overy for delivering! Please check our timetable for dates for further legal workshops.
Over the coming months artist Rehana Zaman will work closely with us to examine the intersections of race, gender and class with the criminal justice system. Together our women and the artist will engage with processes of racialisation bound by law, where UK jurisprudence is both constituted by and acts to entrench structures of racial domination. Read […]
We run regular support groups for our volunteer mentors. In today’s group our Senior Project Worker (Prisons) Amanda was talking to our mentors about her role and daily work in HMP Downview. As always, the volunteers were very interested and had a chance to ask Amanda a lot of excellent questions. The group then discussed […]
Our Women’s Centre hosts a new weekly mothers’ and children’s engagement session and playgroup on Fridays between 10:00am and 2:30pm. It is led by wonderful Eleonora Carpi, a dance movement psychotherapist with years of experience working with children and families through theatre and performing arts.