Follow-on Farmer Review | how can supporting women to engage with their families reduce reoffending?

Lord Farmer has been commissioned to investigate how supporting women in contact with the CJS to engage with their families can lower recidivism, aid rehabilitation and assist in addressing intergenerational crime. Clinks is a member of the review’s expert group and are leading the review’s call for evidence.

This review will report in late 2018 and its findings will be given to the Ministry of Justice.

Call for evidence

We are currently seeking written evidence to inform the review. This evidence will be used by the expert group in considering the review’s recommendations and will inform the production of a final report. It is really important that we hear from as many people as possible.

We want to learn:
  • from your own experience and expertise
  • from any relevant research
  • from international good practice  
Please complete the four questions below or send your answers to by Wednesday 7th November 2018.

Thank you for your time
For more information about the review, please click here.

If you have any questions please contact Nicola Drinkwater, Senior Policy Officer at

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* 1. What has research and evaluation shown helps women in prison or under probation supervision maintain and improve their family ties and other relationships with those who are important to them?

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* 2. What has research and evaluation shown helps women who are not in contact with their families or friends?

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* 3. What changes can be made to ensure women have the family and other relationships they need to help them on their desistance journey?

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* 4. Is there anything else you think is relevant to our Review from your own experience?

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* 5. Please leave your contact information so we are able to follow up with you about the information you have submitted.