The Child Care and Transport Subsidy (CCaTS) helps women on community corrections orders comply with the conditions of their orders.

CCaTS is a state-wide program available to women who are at risk of breaching their orders because of child care responsibilities and travel costs.


How it works

Life doesn’t stop when you’ve got a community corrections order — but for many women, juggling family responsibilities, making time for appointments, work, and travel time is just too difficult. CCaTS provides targeted, practical assistance to ease the pressures of managing everyday responsibilities while on a community corrections order. With this help, women can organise subsidised childcare, access free public transport or taxi transport, and reduce the risk of breaching their orders due to missing work or an appointment.

CCaTS is an initiative of Better Pathways, the Victorian state government’s strategy to address the increase in women’s imprisonment.


More information

Why Child Care and Transport Subsidy

Women on community corrections orders are disproportionately at risk of breaching them, simply due to family responsibilities and travel requirements.

Eligibility

Subsidies are available to adult women on community corrections orders or on parole. Women must reside in Victoria, and require child care or transport assistance to comply with the order.

Referrals

Referrals to CCaTS were made by Community Corrections Officers to VACRO. Please note that VACRO is not accepting new referrals to CCaTS.

Resources

Child Care and Transport Subsidy brochure

Support

Child Care and Transport Subsidy is funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety through Corrections Victoria.