Accredited Training Course - Supporting Women Through and Beyond the Criminal Justice System



Cost: The course is being offered at an introductory rate of £400 per person for CV sector employees and £500 per person for statutory sector.
Does your work involve supporting women who are involved with the Criminal Justice System (CJS)? At NIACRO we understand how important access to community-based support is for women and we are committed to strengthening those support structures. Our new accredited training course will help you understand and effectively respond to the specific needs and issues that women involved in the CJS experience, helping them to gain the most benefit from the community-based support services you offer.

The main aim of this training course is to build the knowledge, skills, and understanding of community-based service providers to more effectively meet the needs of women involved in the criminal justice system, with whom they work, and who use their services. 

It will be of particular interest to women's groups and organisations providing community-based services accessed by women such as housing, health, advice and guidance providers.

Specifically, the course will facilitate participants to;

  • increase knowledge of women’s offending in Northern Ireland and the importance of a gender-responsive approach;
  • be better informed about how the criminal justice system operates and the different agencies involved;
  • better understand how sentencing impacts on women; and
  • maintain and develop collaborative approaches to meet the needs of women with experience of the criminal justice system.

The course is accredited by SFJ Awards and will be delivered by NIACRO trainers bringing significant subject area specialism, combined with training skills and expertise.  Successful completion (attendance plus assessment) will lead to the presentation of an SFJ Awards Certificate of Completion. 

Starting in May (dates and times to be confirmed), the course will be delivered in person, one day a week over 5 weeks, supported by online learning opportunities such as peer discussion forums. Specialist inputs from key statutory agencies e.g. PBNI, and NIPS, and a study visit to the Courts are also included.

Places are limited and we are holding an Online Information Event on Wednesday 10th May at 10am.

To register interest in the course and attend the Information Event please email: NIACRO Centre for Development Manager - [email protected] 

  • Advice services
  • Children and families
  • Education/training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Women

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Amelia House
4 Amelia Street
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

To find out more and register interest contact Anna Clarke, NIACRO Centre for Development Manager