Preventing homelessness among women prison leavers in Wales

Gorden, C, Lockwood, KA ORCID:, Maddoc, I, Hughes, C, Washing-Dyer, K, Wilding, MA ORCID: and Ahmed, A ORCID: 2020, 'Preventing homelessness among women prison leavers in Wales' , European Journal of Criminology, 19 (6) , pp. 1438-1460.

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Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, prison leavers are among those who are no longer considered a priority need. This article draws on interviews conducted with 17 women prison leavers and 10 professionals that formed part of a Welsh Government funded evaluation of homelessness services to adults in the secure estate (Madoc-Jones et al., 2018). The findings in this study lend support to previous research that indicates women who come into contact with the criminal justice system often have multiple and complex needs. The findings of the study support the need for gender-specific services and more availability of supported accommodation to ensure the effective resettlement of women prison leavers.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Criminology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1477-3708
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Funders: Welsh Government
Depositing User: KA Lockwood
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 12:22
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 14:45

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