New Clinks report published exploring gendered experiences of Black, minoritised, and migrant women in contact with the criminal justice system
Clinks, fellow members of the VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance, commissioned the charity Hibiscus to conduct research exploring the gendered experiences of Black, minoritised, and migrant women in contact with the criminal justice system.
Based on focus groups and analyses of existing literature, evidence, and policies on the experiences of this group in the context of the impact of the pandemic, the report makes a number of recommendations. In order to make systems work to prevent the further criminalisation of victimised racially minoritised and migrant women, and those who may be in contact with the criminal justice system, recommendations include strengthening the Female Offender Strategy Deliver Plan to better identify and support the needs of these women, and implementing a firewall to end sharing of victims’ and witnesses’ data between the police and Home Office for immigration enforcement.
You can read the full report, Race, Migration, Criminalisation and Mental Health: The gendered experiences of Black, minoritised and migrant women in contact with the criminal justice system supported by Hibiscus Initiative here.