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Keeping Women Out of the Justice System

In 2017, in response to the rising rates of women’s incarceration, we identified Keeping Women Out of the Justice System (KWOJS) as a priority-funding theme of our grants program.

Keeping Women Out of the Justice System report coverOver five years, we provided $5 million to seven innovative projects with the following aims:

  • reduce women’s encounters with the justice system
  • reduce factors driving growth in the women’s prison population
  • reduce women’s incarceration and reoffending rates
  • provide models for reform.

The final report was released in 2023, detailing the outstanding work undertaken by the projects we funded. Together, they demonstrate a diverse range of justice responses that support women and girls to live safer, healthier lives in the community.

The first and second reports can also be read below.

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