Common sense approach to working with women in the criminal justice system
Posted on 07, August 2017
In 2011 Together published ‘A common sense approach to working with defendants and offenders with mental health problems’. The aim was to give professionals within the criminla justice system the practical tools to recognise and respond to the mental health needs of people in custody, probation, at court or at risk of arrest.
This new guide draws on the experience of our own mental health practitioners, the expertise we have developed across our criminal justice projects and our partnerships with experts in the field including NHS Trusts and Women’s services. It offers criminal justice professionals nationwide a framework for recognising and responding to the mental health and wellbeing needs of the women they encounter. As a companion guide to our previous publication, it will show you what to look for, and where to go for further support.