Evolve Calderdale and Kirklees work with vulnerable women who have offended or may be at risk of offending.
What do we do?
The aim of the project is to provide holistic support packages to women offenders and those women at risk of offending, through one stop shop women centres in Halifax and Huddersfield.
Case workers will work in partnership with the woman themselves, the Probation Service and other agencies. Integrated packages of support can include any or all of the following; debts, benefits, physical, emotional and mental health issues, domestic violence and abuse, substance mis-use issues, education, training and employment, children and parenting support.
The project works with women at every stage including, at risk of offending, at the point of arrest, through the criminal justice system and sentencing options and at resettlement on release from Prison.
Evolve offers women new life choices and valuable experiences and aims to address the factors that contribute to offending behaviour within this group and also develop confidence and self esteem thereby reducing the risks of re-offending.
For more information about the Evolve project please read the first interim report by our evaluators Nacro, by Clicking Here.
Evolve has volunteering and mentor opportunities, please call our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01422 386502
How to Contact Us
Any woman or agency can contact us for an informal chat on:
Evolve Calderdale 01422 386 502
Evolve Kirklees 01484 439020
or email us at email@example.com.
When are we open?
The Evolve offices are open in Halifax and Huddersfield 9-5pm Monday to Thursday.
18,000 children per year are separated from their mothers by imprisonment:
- 30% of women loose their accommodation whilst in Prison
- 50% of all women in Prison have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse
- 80% of women in Prison have mental health problems
- Women account for 17% of all recorded crime but are more likely to be remanded into custody
- Just over a third of women remanded in custody do not go on to receive a custodial sentence
- 37% of women sentenced to custody had no previous convictions and the majority were sentenced to theft and handling offences