Changing Lives believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. With experts in working with people experiencing the most challenging of circumstances, providing holistic support to help people to go on to lead happy, fulfilling lives, Changing Lives works across four – often interconnected – areas to address the most common causes of social exclusion and long-term deprivation: Housing and Homelessness, Addiction and Recovery, Women and Children, and Employment and Training.
Working Chance helps women with convictions to develop the confidence, skills and self-belief they need to overcome any barriers to their employment, find jobs and build careers.
Women in Prison is a national charity that supports women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigns to end the harm caused to women, their families and communities by imprisonment.
The Social Interest Group provides person-centred social and health care solutions. Utilising strength-based models of working, it specialises in rehabilitating and supporting people who have complex needs.
Advance works with women who experience domestic abuse and women who have committed crime or are at risk of offending in London.
Pecan is a community development charity based in Peckham. It works with South East London communities to help people find a way through seemingly impossible barriers to a better future. It supports people who have committed crimes and their families, refugees and asylum seekers, young people and the long-term unemployed.
*The Muslim Women’s Network UK is an associate member of the CJA.
The Muslim Women’s Network UK works to improve social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls.
Clean Break is a theatre company working with women in the criminal justice system. It produces new plays and delivers theatre education in prisons and the community.
Birth Companions is a charity specialising in the needs and experiences of pregnant women and new mothers facing multiple disadvantage, in prisons and in the community.
APPEAL is a charity and law practice that fights miscarriages of justice and demands reform. It brings cases to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal, and works with former prisoners, campaigners, students, legal professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders to ensure the justice system learns from its mistakes.
Anawim is a Women’s Centre based in Birmingham that provides holistic, trauma-informed support to women.
Agenda Alliance exists to make a difference to the lives of women and girls who are at the sharpest end of inequality. They are an alliance of over 100 member organisations – from large, national bodies to smaller, specialist organisations – working in collaboration to influence public policy and practice to respond appropriately to women and girls with multiple, complex unmet needs.
The Muslim Women in Prison Project from Khidmat Centres is grassroots research and resettlement programme for Muslim women in custody and after they are released. The project also serves as a voice for marginalised minority female groups in the criminal justice system.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. It works with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.
Hibiscus Initiatives is a leading organisation supporting foreign nationals and black, minority ethnic and refugee women involved in the criminal justice system in the UK.
The Griffins Society sponsors research to bring about change in how women and girls are dealt with in the criminal justice system.