The National Women’s Justice Coalition is proud to welcome three new partners to our membership group in March 2024.

Clean Break was founded in 1979 by two women in prison who believed in the power of theatre to change lives. Today, Clean Break produces ground-breaking plays on the complex theme of women and criminalisation, and effects profound and positive change in the lives of women with experience of the criminal justice system or who are at risk, through transformational theatre workshops in prisons and in the community.

Kairos Women Working Together is a women’s charity in Coventry that supports, advocates for, and empowers women who face multiple disadvantage and may be subject to or are at risk of sexual exploitation, to increase their safety, stability, self-belief, and self-reliance. Kairos offers practical and emotional support, advocacy, peer support groups, drop-ins and outreach and works holistically with women in trauma-informed and women-centred ways.

Trevi is a nationally award-winning women’s charity based in South West England that provides safe and nurturing spaces for women and their families to heal, grow and thrive. Trevi’s vision is for a society where all women in recovery can access good quality, psychologically informed, gender-based interventions without apology. Since 1993, Trevi has helped transform the lives of thousands of women and their children. From rehab and health to housing and employment, Trevi helps woman in recovery move from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’.

This expansion of the coalition means that our membership group now includes 22 organisational partners, all expert in delivering trauma-informed, case work support through women’s centres, women’s prisons and women-only premises. Our partners also include national women’s organisations that provide specialist services to women in custody and the community.

In November 2023, we invited applications from UK based women’s organisations working with women in contact with the criminal justice system. In doing so, our existing partners committed to welcoming up to six new partners before the end of June 2024 and took this approach to increase our national reach, to proactively seek engagement and representation from organisations and projects that work with women from racially minoritised or other oppressed groups, and to support the growth of the NWJC at a sustainable and manageable rate.

We plan to welcome up to four more new partners before the end of June 2024.