Members of the working group include individuals and organisations associated with the criminal justice system, third sector and public sector in Scotland.

The Convenor of SWGWO is Anne Pinkman, Chief Officer, Fife and Forth Valley CJA.

Current Plan of Work

SWGWO’s current plan of work will be to support the Prison Reform Trust and the Soroptimist International UK Programme Action Committee on their action plan for Women Offenders.

SWGWO is also looking at the implementation of the recommendations from the Angiolini Report and the sustainability of projects fo women offenders.

SWGWO is supported by Fife and Forth Valley CJA

The following individuals are associated with the working group:


  • Alan Staff, Chief Executive Apex Scotland
  • Ann Henderson, Assistant Secretary STUC
  • Anne McKechnie, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Women’s Justice Centre, Trauma and Homelessness Team
  • Audrey Howard, Individual Member
  • Beth MacMaster, Glasgow CJA; Tom Jackson, Chief Officer Glasgow CJA
  • Briege Nugent, Lisa Mackenzie, HLS
  • Anne Pinkman, Chief Office FFV CJA, Convenor SWGWO
  • Cristina Ayala, Policy and Performance Analyst, Lothian and Borders CJA
  • Donna Bell, Head of Early Years Scottish Government
  • Elaine Stalker, Families Outside
  • Elaine McKenna, Gail Hughes,  Inverclyde Council
  • Gillian McIvor, Professor in Criminology, University of Stirling
  • Helen Miller, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Howard Llewellyn, Chief Officer, Tayside CJA
  • Irene Kitson, Justice of the Peace, Parole Board Member and Howard League Scotland
  • Jill McAfee, CYCJ Strathclyde University
  • Jim Hunter, Chief Officer North Strathclyde Community Justice Authority
  • Justina Murray, Chief Officer, South West Scotland CJA
  • Kirsty Pate, Service Manager Willow Project
  • Linda Robb Bowman, CYCJ Strathclyde University
  • Liz Dahl, CEO Circle Scotland
  • Margaret Caldwell, Margaret Mowat,  Soroptimists Scotland
  • Heather Meldrum, STUC
  • Michele Burman, Professor & Co-Director SCCJR, University of Glasgow
  • Nancy Loucks, Nancy Loucks Chief Executive Families Outside & Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde
  • Peter Willox, Northern CJA; Val Vertigans, Information Officer Northern CJA
  • Ron Lancashire, SWGWO
  • Fiona Miller, Positive Prison? Positive Futures
  • Sharon Stirrat, Sacro & SHINE mentoring scheme
  • Teresa Medhurst, HMP Edinburgh, SPS
  • Tony McNulty, Chief Officer Lanarkshire CJA
  • Sara Watkin, Individual Member





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