The majority of CJS involvement with female service users is related to violent and/or acquisitive offending behaviour, whilst prevailing presenting problems are deficits in thinking and behaviour, lifestyle and associates, substance misuse, accommodation, mental health issues and victimisation issues, these latter two most often not being directly related to offences but significant as responsivity issues when engaging females with services.

The Pathfinder supports women to address issues that are leading to their offending behaviour such as problems with: Accommodation, Education, training and employment, Physical and Mental Health, Drugs and alcohol, Finance, Benefits and Debt, Children, Families and Relationships, Attitudes, Thinking and Behaviour, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sex working.

Referral Information

Women are offered a referral to the Women’s Pathfinder service when in police custody as an alternative to being processed through the criminal justice system.

To consent to the diversion they must agree to the support and interventions offered.

Women can also self-refer to the Pathfinder support if they have previously been involved with the CJS or identify themselves as being at risk of committing offences.

Referrals Offered:

  • This service does not offer Booking referrals
  • This service does not offer Drop-in referrals
  • This service does not offer Electronic referrals
  • This service offers Other – See referral information referrals
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