Yesterday, I had the privilege of being present at the official opening of The Nelson Trust’s Women’s Centre in Wales. Similar to the Women’s Centre in Gloucester, this provides transforming support for women who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Staff and volunteers work with women in a holistic way, listening to each person’s story and valuing them as a unique individual as they engage with the whole person, including the building and re-shaping of healthy relationships, often including a woman’s children.
Tag: fighting for women’s justice
Bishop Rachel: ONE Women’s Centre is ‘good news’ for women prisoners
At the end of last year, the Nelson Trust opened a Women’s Centre in HMP Eastwood Park, an innovative new pilot funded by the Ministry of Justice ‘Local Leadership andContinue reading
The value of Women’s Centres
Bishop Rachel endorses new Women in Prison report.
Domestic Abuse Commissioner and the Bishop of Gloucester visit Women’s Centre and HMP Eastwood Park
The Anglican Bishop for Prisons, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, visited the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester and HMP Eastwood Park.
Bishop Rachel questions Government about preventing domestic violence
Bishop Rachel has asked a question in the House of Lords about preventing domestic and sexual violence. She said, “My Lords, in this important issue of violence against men andContinue reading
HM Inspectorates of Prisons has released a progress report on the impact of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system.
The report finds that most agencies are not yet able to recover to their pre-COVID-19 position and warns that without a coordinated whole-system plan recovery is likely to be disjointedContinue reading
Bishop Rachel urges the Government to focus on preventative and rehabilitative measures
Bishop Rachel has spoken in the House of Lords in response to the Queen’s Speech. She said, “I was perturbed that in relation to criminal justice the gracious [Queen’s] SpeechContinue reading
Eco pod homes for vulnerable people
“These homes are the sort of transformation I want to be part of – the sort of world I want to be living in.”
Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Nationality and Borders Bill
Bishop Rachel spoke yesterday in the House of Lords to challenge the Nationality and Borders Bill, speaking up for migrant survivors of gender-based violence. She said it is “disproportionately difficultContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Speaking as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Bishop Rachel spoke in favour of a Women’s Justice Board, as well as on violence reduction orders. The videosContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on primary carers.
The Government has accepted Bishop Rachel’s principles behind her amendments to the Policing Bill when sentencing primary carers. She says, “Losing a parent to prison can have a devastating impactContinue reading
“We cannot punish children for their parents’ mistakes”
As published in The Times, Red Box on Tuesday 7 December
Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences.
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences (imprisonment for public protection). She spoke in favour of amendments which have support across the House. Read theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on parental imprisonment
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, on the ethics around an amendment that would affect parental imprisonment. Watch in full:Continue reading
Bishop Rachel pushes for change to women’s justice system
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rachel Treweek, hosted an event in the House of Lords to highlight the need to divert women from the criminal justice system and abolish short term prison sentencing for women with non-violent crimes.
Prison Week Sponsoring Organisations: Respair
The Diocese of Gloucester is delighted to be part of the community of sponsoring organisations that have developed the resources for this year’s Prisons Week Campaign (10 – 16 OctoberContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on the PCSC Bill
In partnership with Revolving Doors (working together on the Amendment), The Nelson Trust, Women in Prison and the Prison Reform Trust, Bishop Rachel spoke in a debate in the HouseContinue reading
Could you offer work experience for prisoners?
Bishop Rachel is hosting a Zoom seminar to help worshipping communities learn more about the process of giving prisoners work experience. On Friday 17 September, from 9.30am to 11am, DuncanContinue reading
Be the change you want to see in the world
A blog from the Revd Dr (Mother) Alycia Timmis, Priest-in-Charge, The Northleach Benefice “Justice” is a word we use and hear quite a lot, but what does it mean? ItContinue reading
Bishop Rachel launches Prison Team
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, has created a collaborative team to support her in her role as Anglican Bishop for HM Prisons in England and Wales,Continue reading
The Welcome Directory – register as a faith community willing to support people leaving prison
A message from Bishop Rachel Being a place of welcome and support for people released from prison: As Anglican Bishop for Prisons and a patron of The Welcome Directory IContinue reading
Bishop Rachel asks a question in the House of Lords
This Monday, Bishop Rachel asked “My Lords, during the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, now Act, your Lordships’ discussed how best to protect migrant victims of abuse. Would theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel, as a Lord Spiritual and in her role as Anglican Bishop for Prisons in England and Wales, hosted an online forum to discuss the Police, Crime, Sentencing andContinue reading
Government’s final responses on Domestic Abuse Bill Amendment
In a final series of statements on the imminent Domestic Abuse Bill, the Government has responded to Bishop Rachel’s proposed Amendment regarding support for migrant victims of domestic abuse. SpeakingContinue reading