Investing in solutions that will ensure that women and their children are supported to break the vicious cycle of offending, saving millions to the public purse in the process
Dr Kate Paradine
Chief executive of Women in Prison
Dr Kate Paradine is Chief Executive of the national charity Women in Prison. Kate has led various change initiatives in the public and charity sectors on issues including domestic abuse, child abuse, substance misuse and mental ill health including publishing national policy and strategy documents. She led the project to transfer staff and services from the National Policing Improvement Agency to the College of Policing and was previously National Quality Lead at CRI (now Change, Grow, Live). Kate has been chair of trustees for a group of women’s refuges and for national theatre company Clean Break.
The closure of Holloway prison could yet become a catalyst for lasting change, if, in its place, we offered homes and constructive community support to address the core issues that repeatedly trigger offending. This would be a real legacy for social justice and could help substantially reduce the female prison population in the process.
08/11/2017 10:15 GMT
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