Female serial criminals will be helped to put a stop to their trail of offending after a windfall of Government cash.
The money will be spent over three years in Sussex to crack down on the number of repeat offences carried out by women.
Taking Kipling’s exhortation a bit too far, surely?
Sussex Criminal Justice Board is one of six organisations in the country to win the bid for almost £194,000 from the Ministry of Justice.
Nope, from us, the poor bloody taxpayer!
Police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne, who chairs the board, said the funding would help put a stop to a cyclical life of crime for vulnerable women and give them the chance for a future.
She said: “Almost half of women released from prison reoffend within a year. We know that many live with a range of complex issues including substance misuse, mental health problems and domestic violence.
“They need specialist support and intervention to improve lives and end the scourge of reoffending which costs the taxpayer £15 billion a year.”
You could say the same of the men. What happened to equality?
Justice Minister Phillip Lee said many female criminals have “complex circumstances” and the funding would make the streets safer.
By institutionalising the concept of the pussy pass?