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Women's Handbook

Women's Handbook  (PDF, 4.9 MB)for women in custody has been produced to provide information to women concerning arrival in custody, programs and services, education and employment, the women's classification system, residential programs such as the Mothers and Children's Program and transitional centres. Guidance on preparing for release is also provided. Printed copies of the Handbook are available through the Principal Advisor Women Offenders.

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11 May 2023

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