Our Story

In 2007, following a Sisters Inside conference held in Darwin, NT, highlighting human rights injustices throughout Australia’s criminal justice system, it became apparent that there was a service gap advocating for women prisoners and ex-prisoners within NSW.

Founding members Carol Berry, Marissa Sandler, Kat Armstrong & Nicki Petrou collaborated and the Women’s Justice Network (WJN) was established.

In May 2008, the Board of Management was elected and WJN became an incorporated organisation endorsed as a charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status.