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Women’s Justice Team

Last updated: 18th July 2024

Type of service:

Statutory

Need supported:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Women

Aim/Purpose:

Reduce the risk to the individual and the community from the impact of offending behaviour to: • reduce the risk of further offending behaviour. • improve opportunities and to create safer communities. • support access to appropriate local services and supports for those with often complex risks and needs. • help individuals to achieve better outcomes and to meet their full potential. • improve health and wellbeing • allow increased access to appropriate services and supports locally.

Suitability criteria:

  • Female only
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Other, Self-referral, Social work

Women aged 16 and over who have current or previous involvement with the adult justice system, or those who are at risk of becoming involved in the adult justice system. – Self-Referral – Social Work Services – Police Scotland

Further Information:

The women’ justice team provide one to one support and operate four locality-based women’ hubs, weekly. The hubs are aimed at supporting women involved the justice system. The participants create the format and timetable for the hubs on a monthly basis with support of the hub facilitators. A range of different service providers and partner agencies help co-facilitate the hubs creating links between the participants and their local communities. Key partners involved include: • South Lanarkshire Beacons • Wellbeing Nurses • Circle • SACRO • Police Scotland • Scottish Fire and Rescue Services • NHS Lanarkshire • Healthy Valleys • South Lanarkshire College. Justice Service team provides tailored support for women involved with interventions including one to one support. Women involved are also involved in on-line hub activities that include health and wellbeing sessions and those to address problematic alcohol or drug use, support in relation to mental health and wellbeing, and other female specific issues. Close links have been forged with South Lanarkshire College allowing women access to a range of adult learning opportunities.