We all know an important part of influencing change is engaging with the media and changing the hearts and minds of the general public. Over recent years, a ‘tough on crime’ climate and rhetoric has led to an over-reliance on prison and more people have been drawn into the criminal justice system. This is despite overwhelming evidence showing time and time again that this doesn’t address why people commit crime in the first place or often, prevent reoffending.
Honing the way we communicate about women swept into the criminal justice system is an essential step to making sensible changes a reality. This guide aims to help do just that!
Based on research done by the Frameworks Institute, building on further findings by Transform Justice, and developed by framing consultant Liz Kearsely, Women in Prison’s new publication will help organisations working with women involved in the Criminal Justice System to effectively communicate with the public.