We have posted previously about people with learning disabilities in the criminal justice system and the work of the Prison Reform Trust in this area. Colleagues in the Prison Reform Trust are undertaking some research about provision specifically for women with learning disabilities in the criminal justice system.
The researcher is carrying out a comparative study looking at alternatives to imprisonment for women offenders, attempting to identify best practice from across all jurisdictions and is asking readers of the Elf if they can help.
The researcher, Ruby Moshenka, is currently looking into provisions for women with learning disabilities and mental health issues within the criminal justice system and wonders if anyone could to answer a couple of questions:
- Do you know of any programmes or initiatives in the UK or globally that focus on women with learning disabilities who have contact with the criminal Justice system?
- Do you know of any recent research into women with learning disabilities who have contact with the criminal Justice system?
If you can provide any information in answer to the questions, then Ruby would like to hear from you. You can contact her by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to being able to bring you the outcomes of the research in due course