Below is a non-exhaustive alphabetical list of organisations providing further information, resources, or research on women and girls at risk, with a short summary of their areas of expertise.
AVA (Against Violence & Abuse), formerly Greater London Domestic Violence Project (GLDVP), is a national second tier service working to end all forms of violence against women and girls. AVA’s Stella Project is the leading UK agency addressing the overlapping issues of domestic and sexual violence, drug and
Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders. Clinks aims to ensure the sector and all those with whom they work, are informed and engaged in order to transform the lives of offenders and their communities.
Clinks produces regular briefings on women in contact with the criminal justice system.
The UK Home Office regularly publishes information relating to violence against women and girls, including a regular newsletter.
Official statistics on the level of domestic and sexual violence in the UK are published by the Office for National Statistics.
The Ministry of Justice has responsibility for women in the justice system, and regularly publishes reports on the subject of women as victims, witnesses, and perpetrators of crime.
The Ministry of Justice also has responsibility for women in prison. Baroness Corston’s 2007 report into women in prison highlights some of the key issues Agenda exists to challenge.
The MsUnderstood Partnership, founded by Carlene Firmin in 2013, brings together the University of Bedfordshire, Imkaan, and the Girls Against Gangs Project to improve responses to young people’s experiences of gender inequality. The partnership has produced a number of resources on peer-on-peer abuse, child sexual exploitation, and girls in gangs.
The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) works to create a just, human and effective penal system. PRT aims to improve prison regimes and conditions, defend and promote prisoners’ human rights, address the needs of prisoners’ families, and promote alternatives to custody.
The charity has a research strand devoted to women in prison.
Revolving Doors is a charity working across England to change systems and improve services for people with multiple problems, including poor mental health, who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
The charity has a lot of research into complex or multiple needs.
Solace Women’s Aid is a charity providing support, advocacy, and refuge to women experiencing domestic and sexual violence in London. Solace regularly reviews its service provision to demonstrate its impact.
St Mungo’s Broadways is a homeless charity providing a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and working to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.
The charity has lots of research on women and homelessness.
Women’s Aid Federation of England is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Women’s Aid regularly publishes reports on the state of domestic violence services in England.