Rebecca Roberts

Justice Matters for Women

What is Justice Matters for Women about?

Criminal justice fails women.

Current responses to criminalised women are seriously flawed and harmful to women. Prioritising the criminal justice system in our response to violence against women has undermined the development of more effective ways to address the harms women face.

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts was Senior Policy Associate until December 2017. In this role she undertook policy development and project oversight. Rebecca's interests include social harm, feminism, abolitionism and alternatives to criminal justice.  

Reducing the numbers in custody: looking beyond criminal justice solutions

At a time of spending cuts and continued increases to inequality, a new report argues the prison population is likely to rise further, despite the coalition's expressed aim to contain and manage prison numbers. Reducing the numbers in custody argues that the key levers for reducing record high prison numbers are located in wider social and economic policy and not in changes to community sentences or reforms to criminal justice policy.

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