Job description: CEO at One25
Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse, Employment and skills, Improving support for women involved in prostitution
Gillian Nowland's Recent Activity
"One25 is a Bristol Charity reaching out to women trapped in street sex work and addiction. Between July and December 2012 we worked with 224 women. 55 of these women received intensive support to reduce / stop offending behaviour.
Of these 55 women 45% were supported in custody, 5% have been supported around conditional cautions, 54% have been supported around criminal court proceedings and 11% have been supported in court around offending behaviour.
One woman said:
"When you see everyone else getting letters from their friends and family and you've got no-one - it hits me hard y'know? So when I got your card - I cried, it made my week....it's up decorating my cell""
Reply To: Women, homelessness and the criminal justice system