Briefings 2021

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Women in Napo Briefing - Women and the Criminal Justice System

8th March 2021

In January 2021 The Minister for Prisons and Probation, Lucy Frazer, announced £2m investment into 38 women’s organisations providing support and intervention that rehabilitates women and helps reduce reoffending. There was also an announcement that 500 additional prison places for women would be built. The announcement was immediately challenged by prison reform campaigners and organisations campaigning for women in the CJS. This briefing looks at the facts about women in the CJS, the background to the announcement and what can be done differently to get better outcomes for women. READ MORE

Cafcass in crisis - Napo Briefing for the Justice Select Committee

12th March 2021

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic Cafcass had been impacted by a decade of austerity and impossibly high workloads. It was already on the verge of not being able to allocate all private law applications promptly. It is well known but not adequately recognised by the Government that staff consistently work above and beyond the call of duty. READ MORE