We are delighted to announce our Out of Court Diversionary Scheme for vulnerable women in partnership with Dorset Police has been awarded a commendation the Howard League for Penal Reform Community Award Women's Category.

The pilot project ran from April 2019-20 and saw over 80 women supported. 90% successfully completed the scheme and no women have been reconvicted since the start of the scheme.

The scheme is a true partnership between Footprints and Dorset Police and has since been expanded to enable us to take on another member of staff.

We are also pleased to announce that the scheme has been awarded continuation funding for 2021 from Dorset Police. This will enable us to support at least 100 more women across Dorset.