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Could your organisation help support female offenders?

Female offenders are set to receive better support in Norfolk thanks to a successful bid for funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

As one of just four areas receiving funding from the MOJ and Government Equalities Office, Norfolk will be delivering a project aimed at providing earlier and more effective support to women at risk of offending, and reducing the number of women entering the criminal justice system.

Having led on the funding bid, Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting bids from partner organisations who can to help deliver the Women Offenders of Norfolk Diversion, Engagement and Rehabilitation Project, known as WONDER.

The WONDER project will work with women coming into police custody in Wymondham and King's Lynn, with dedicated support workers assessing individuals' needs and working with them to develop a plan for accessing and receiving support. Having identified that existing support for Norfolk’s female offenders is concentrated in Norwich, the project will put a particular focus on making support more accessible for women in rural areas.

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