First year review: Keeping Women Out of the Justice System Priority Funding Theme - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

First year review: Keeping Women Out of the Justice System Priority Funding Theme

July 1, 2019

In 2017, we identified Keeping Women Out of the Justice System (KWOJS) as a priority funding theme.  We allocated almost $2 million to three innovative projects which aimed to reduce women’s encounters with the justice system, their incarceration and recidivism rates, the factors driving growth in the female prison population, and to provide models for reform.  A further two projects focussing on this theme were funded in 2018.  Together these five projects have forged a dynamic community of practice demonstrating passion, integrity and agility as they strive to ensure the best outcomes for the women they work with.  We are excited to share this first year review of their achievements with you.