Pre & post release relief and support provisions
Ongoing support and assistance should be provided to girls & women pre-release and post-release. This can be achieved through individualised support via state services and it can be achieved via pre-release centres and progressive/open prisons systems.
The mental, emotional and physical needs of women and girls post-release (PR) from a penal facility can be complex. To address their needs and to help lower recidivism rates, State governments and services should aim to support women & girls that have exited a penal facility with a focus in the following areas:
c) Safety & privacy
d) Physical, mental & dental health
f) Job training & placement
i) Peer support & advocacy