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Advance Minerva

The service provides enhanced, specialist support to women and girls over 18, with complex multiple needs who have committed crime and are at risk of re-offending.  The service is designed to be a “whole system” response to women in contact with the Criminal Justice System.
We offer:
• A dedicated advocate working 1-2-1 offering consistent long term support, both practical and emotional, on issues underlying offending behaviour;
• Enhanced, tailored advocacy and support, adopting a trauma-informed and gendered approach
• Delivered in a safe women-only environment; Our Women’s Centre in Hammersmith and local Borough hubs.
• Women-specific specialist interventions, including groups and workshops to address women’s needs around domestic and sexual violence; mental health; emotional well-being; housing/homelessness;  substance misuse; parenting and family relationships; Education Training and Employment and finances, benefit and debt.

Women can be reinbursed up to £9 for travel costs to attend group work sessions at their Head office. Project workers can travel to a location suitable for the women. 

Available on request
Umbrella org:
Area serviced:
15 London boroughs, including Harrow. West Region – Brent; Ealing; Hammersmith & Fulham; Harrow; Hillingdon; Hounslow; Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster North East Region - Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Camden, Islington
Contact name:
Sally P
Job title:
Community Keyworker for Harrow and Hillingdon
020 3953 3111
Opening times:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Waiting times:
Clients will be contacted within 1 week
Who is it for:
Women with a conviction within the last two years, who also have unmet needs around substance misuse, mental health, and domestic violence/sexual exploitation. All three areas of need must be unmet.
English, translators can be accessed
Disabled access:
How to apply:
no self referral. Professional referral form via police, prison, probation services
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