Resettlement of girls and young women: a practitioner’s guide
19 August 2014 | Tagged with the theme: Young women and girls
With females comprising less than 5% of young people in custody, most knowledge about effective resettlement and reducing reoffending comes from work with young men. Yet young women’s pathways into offending, the impact of custody upon them, their resettlement needs and their reoffending patterns differ from those of young men. Even where gender issues are considered, female offenders tend to be considered as one homogenous group, with the age-specific needs of girls and young women overlooked.
This practitioner briefing examines how our knowledge about young women’s offending can begin to inform more effective, gender-sensitive resettlement practice with girls and young women leaving custody.