Silence the Violence

New ways of working with women

Khulisa and Working Chance have launched their first pilot project in an all-women’s prison. Khulisa has run ‘Silence the Violence’ in male prisons previously, which helps prisoners to understand the root causes of their violent and disruptive behaviour through the intensive, therapeutic support. Khulisa is partnering with Working Chance, who has experience working with vulnerable women in the criminal justice system, to run the project in HMP Downview.

Khulisa says “Our vision is to support female offenders to be ready to engage with employment, training and education that would otherwise allude them and prolong their inability to support themselves effectively in society. Working Chance will support us in broadening participation and will refer beneficiaries of our programme into their employment programme.” Find out more here