The Resilient Woman, Resilient System Initiative is a 12-month Ministry of Justice funded project where key agenices work together to create a whole system, resilience-based approach, to working with women in the Justice System. Facilitated by CoLab a number of key agencies have come together in partnership to focus on key actions for change around therapeutic support, learning & employment, sense of self & identity and support for children & families.
The project began with 35 women attending a ‘Resilient Woman’ workshop. From this we identified key needs and messages that informed priorities for the project moving forward.
Women in the system identified 5 areas of work:
We currently have 21 women regularly accessing the project through various opportunities. The Women’s Forum meets on a monthly basis to monitor progress, to codesign new initiatives, and take time to discuss issues that matter in a safe space.
Our weekly Women’s Open Session at CoLab hosts a range of agencies offering support in a protected space, including information on DSVA, benefits, housing, relationships, health, volunteering opportunities, and employability. We hope to create opportunities for developing social enterprise as the project develops.Back to projects