A safe, just and equal world for women

Criminal justice services

If you have committed a crime, Advance provides all the help you need to move on at our women-only Minerva Centre. Our staff are here to listen and help you get the support you need to move forward with your life and make choices that are right for you.

Our goal is to divert women from the Criminal Justice System at the earliest opportunity, reduce re-offending amongst women, reduce the number of custodial sentences imposed on women by the Courts and prevent families breaking down as a result of offending. We believe that the criminal justice service is built by men, for men, so it is important that a safe, woman-only option like Minerva is available.