We work with female offenders in a range of areas to reduce offending, address the impact of abuse on female offenders and support women who want to exit prostitution.
We work with female offenders who have experienced domestic abuse through our Athena programme, which allows survivors to explore the subject of domestic abuse in a supportive and facilitated setting. The Athena programme aims to increase awareness, confidence and self-esteem, reduce isolation and feelings of self-blame, and assist in the building of support networks.
Our programme to support women who want to exit prostitution or look at harm minimisation and recognises that prostitution in the UK is a hugely varied and diverse area and that prostituted women are not a homogenous group.
We tailor our interventions for exiting to the needs of the individual, aiming to empower women who have been prostituted as a way of initiating long-lasting change in the lives of female offenders. We also work with women to explore ways to minimise harm to ensure that if women are forced to return to prostitution they can better reduce the risk of harm.
All our programmes with female offenders incorporate national and international best practice in the field.