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New report demands better treatment for women in CJS

New report demands better treatment for women in CJS

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A key recommendation is that domestic abuse be included in CRS pathway, recognising the fact that over two thirds of women in contact with the CJS are victims of abuse. The report highlights how important specialist ‘by and for’ organisations are in meeting specific needs. Most of the women supported by Advance’s CJS services are […]

Advance’s Thames Valley Team holds wellbeing day

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Charity Together for Mental Wellbeing (NHS Berkshire Healthcare) organised a sharing circle for women who use the centre, along with arts and crafts activities and spa treatments. Abbie Horn, Advance Service Manager Thames Valley, said: Dali Kaur, Advance Head of Criminal Justice Services, said: Maggie, a service user who came along to the event, said: Zahra […]

Christmas card fundraiser at Advance’s Hampshire centre

Advance’s Women’s centres are vital outlets of community-based support. calm, safe, welcoming spaces for women to come along, meet with advocates and be involved in events and activities with other women. Advance Hampshire Co-ordinator Lied M said: The craft sessions are run by Creatful CIC, an enterprise sharing creativity in Hampshire to boost wellbeing and […]

Advance joins scheme to break the cycle of homelessness

Shelter’s Breaking the Cycle programme is a specialist service available to those receiving ongoing support from a partner organisation such as Advance. Women fleeing domestic abuse or leaving custody, often face homelessness and economic exclusion as a consequence. Not having a fixed address can prevent you opening a bank account. Not having a bank account […]

New Berkshire Women’s Centre opens

Comfy sofa and chairs in nice room.

The Berkshire Women’s Centre is the latest to be opened as part of its network of nine community Women’s Centres across the South and East of England, since the charity began 25 years ago. Advance is the leading charity nationally supporting over 2700 women in contact with the criminal justice system each year. In addition to […]

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