Former Prisoners

Resources


Community Restorative Centre Inc.

Community Restorative Centre Inc. (CRC) is a NSW community organisation dedicated to supporting people affected by the criminal justice system, particularly prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families and friends. Staff offer personal and practical assistance such as counselling, a court support service, outreach to prisons, and information, advice and referrals.

Transitional Support

The Transitional Support Program provides support and case management to men and women transitioning from prison to the wider community. Transitional workers meet with clients approximately three months before release to identify post-release needs. These needs generally include accommodation, employment, welfare, drug and alcohol, debt, relationships and adjusting to life on the outside. Community Restorative Centre Inc. (CRC) is a NSW community organisation dedicated to supporting people affected by the criminal justice system, particularly prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families and friends. Staff offer personal and practical assistance such as counselling, a court support service, outreach to prisons, and information, advice and referrals.

Transitional workers support clients for up to a year through the stressful transition period with the goal of clients establishing themselves in their community thus reducing the likelihood of the clients re-offending and returning to prison.

There are four individual projects to cater to the specific needs of,

  • Men in Sydney
  • Women in Sydney
  • Men in the Hunter Region and
  • Men and women in Broken Hill

Women in Prison

The Women In Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) works to raise awareness of and progress the cultural, social, economic and political inequalities that exist for criminalised women and female youth by addressing the policies and practices that sustain these injustices. WIPAN takes a grassroots approach to addressing women’s and young women’s social justice issues by directly engaging women and female youth post-release.

Read WIPAN publications

 

More information

From here we would like to provide more information relating to homelessness and former prisoners, and the many complex factors that affect homeless former prisoners.

This can include useful documents, case studies, reports, services, programs and more.

Links to documents or online resources will be provided where identified.

You can make a difference to homeless former prisoners by adding to the discussion and knowledge base.

Contact us if you would like to share information about homelessness and former prisoners.