Strong family connections offer people returning home from prison one of the greatest chances for a successful transition. And their children need support of their own. But prison can isolate people and fracture families.
Our Comprehensive Vision for Families in Contact with the Criminal Justice System proposes a holistic network of supports for families, from the point of arrest, through the court and prison systems and back into the community. We've also identified the whole-of-system changes needed to support this vision.
Read our Vision for Families here
Our programs offer the support and connection needed to help families maintain strong relationships on either side of the prison gate.
All of our programs are voluntary — it's every person's choice to participate or not. Browse our family programs below, or view our specific services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people returning to their communities after prison, and people seeking work after prison.
The Aboriginal Family Visits Program recognises the importance of maintaining relationships and links with community while in prison.
Supporting new beginnings for fathers in prison and their kids through family therapy and facilitated time together.
Keeping incarcerated mothers connected with their kids in the community through personal video 'visits' to prisons.
Personalised support from a qualified family counsellor can help families reconnect and heal after a parent is released from prison.