October 2019 saw the launch of our new Women’s Pathfinder Service funded by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner. Diversion schemes are proven to prevent and reduce crime committed by women through gender specific holistic, community-based approaches. Women with complex needs who have access to such services will be supported and empowered to take responsibility for themselves and to make positive life changes.
Who is it for?
The Women’s Pathfinder scheme aims to support any women with complex needs or those who are at risk of offending/re-offending.
How can they find access to this support?
We will provide interventions to women who have been diverted to the Pathfinder via the Custody based Checkpoint Service as an alternative to being charged for a low-level offence. The service also accepts women who are at risk of entering the CJS. Women can in this instance be referred through agencies or self-refer. In addition to this we can work with women who were charged for their offence but would benefit from the wrap around advice and support on offer in order to address the issues leading to their offending behaviour.
What do we do?
Women will be guided through a bespoke plan of activities tailored to the individual and may include, one-to-one or possibly group work if appropriate to help each woman make lasting changes in order to build a positive life.
Our dedicated team are now supporting women in all areas of North Wales, including outreach work in Wrexham, Flintshire, Bangor and Caernarfon