Lack of funds harming female offender rehabilitation efforts - report
A shortage of accommodation and lack of funding are hampering efforts to help female offenders turn away from crime, a watchdog has warned.
Dedicated funding for women was said to have "virtually disappeared" since an overhaul of probation services was launched in 2014.
Inspectors found a reduction in the availability of accommodation and "considerable uncertainty and anxiety" about current and future funding of women's services.
Funding was a "major concern" for women's centres which provide a range of services including counselling, help with housing and... read more
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