‘Holistic’ interventions with women involved in the criminal justice system.

Summary

This project considered the recent emphasis on ‘holistic’ responses aimed at meeting the needs of women caught up in the criminal justice system.  It drew on recent work (evaluation of the 218 Centre, comparative analysis of services in Scotland and Canada) to identify how ‘holism’ is defined, what this means in practice and what the implications of this approach are for service-providers and individual women.