Commission on Women Offenders
The Commission was established by the Scottish Government in June 2011 to look at ways to improve outcomes for women in the criminal justice system. The Commission, which was chaired by The Right Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, operated independently of the Scottish Government. It held its first meeting on 24 August 2011 and spent the following eight months taking evidence from a wide range of stakeholders both orally and in writing, as well as visiting prisons and community based criminal justice projects. The written evidence the Commission received can be viewed at the side link.
The Commission launched its final report on Tuesday 17 April 2012 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
The launch can be viewed at the University of Strathclyde website.
The Scottish Government's Response, published 25 June 2012, is now available.