Women offenders

Women offenders

Why do we think young women are committing more violent offences?

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Kim Pate
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses the media hype over the supposed eruption of violence among young women, as well as the Young Offenders Act and how it is failing youth. Argues that young people are best served by supportive and proactive interventions, not by incarceration. Speaks of the importance of prevention and the need for empowering and supportive services for youth not only within the criminal justice system, but in the child welfare, educational, medical, and mental health systems as well, touching on the fact that this type of prevention is far more cost-effective than current criminal justice approaches. Also deals with the problems of abuse suffered in custody and the lack of adequate services for female offenders and young women in the justice system.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416- 924-3708
Email Address: 
info@efrytoronto.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416- 924-3367
Street Address: 
215 Wellesley St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4X 1G1
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