Dominic Raab has said making communities safer for woman is his “number one priority” Press Association has reported.

The Justice Secretary wants women to feel safe walking home at night. He told the Conservative Party that he wants to expand the use of electronic tagging and monitoring alcohol and drug consumption, overhaul the Human Rights Act before the next election, and turn guidance in the victims code into law.

He said employers looking to fill skills shortages should “come and talk to us at the Ministry of Justice”.

He reiterated that the government will “transform” the way the justice system will deal with violence against women and that he was “shocked and horrified” by the unjust murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.

He said: “Making our communities safer, so that women can walk home at night without having to look over their shoulder, as your Justice Secretary, that is my number one priority. We will transform the way the justice system treats violence against women.”

Raab also spoke about overhauling the Human Rights Act saying: “for too long, too often, they witness dangerous criminals abusing our human rights laws.

“Under this Prime Minister and before the next election, we will overhaul the Human Rights Act to end this kind of abuse of the system, and to restore some commons sense to our justice system.”

Raab acknowledged the link between being in work and a reduced rate of reoffending and urged any employer with a skills shortage to speak to the Ministry of Justice.

He said “we need more employers willing” to take on ex-offenders.

The GPS tagging project started in April and was expanded to half of England and Wales last week.

Criminals in England who commit alcohol related crimes can be required to wear ankle tags that monitor their sweat every 30 minutes. The so-called sobriety tags alert the probation service if alcohol is detected in their sweat sample.

Mr Raab said: “Because offenders now know that they will be caught if an alcohol absence order is breached, 95% fully comply. That means in on our trials alone 1,500 offenders taking that first positive step towards cleaning up their act.

“I want to expand their use, and I want to deliver the same game-changing technology for offenders who are addicted to drugs.”