Call for funding extended settlement support post prison discussed in this Conversation article.
A story from the Age about the life of Jack Charles and the long path in Victoria to the introduction of a spent conviction scheme, here.
This anti discrimination commission of Queensland report focuses on the law, policy, and practices relating to the detention of women against the benchmark of international human rights standards. Link to the report here.
A Guardian Australia article examining the impact of prison on women and their children. Link here.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced 12 key measurable targets, including one relating to prisoner number reduction, that could be tracked on a new website. ABC news report here.
A reminder that the call for papers closes next month. The conference has a ‘whole of community’ approach to supporting people leaving prison. We encourage submissions from a broad range of individuals and organisations, including those with lived experience of prison. … Continue reading →
The Queensland Prooductivity Commission is calling for submissions on its draft report. The closing date is 17 April 2018. More information here.
Backtrack Boys is sparking conversations and inspiring change! Host the film and promote their innovative way of working to keep kids out of juvenile detention and help to change their lives forever. Link here: https://www.backtrackboys.com/host/
Read the report by Churchill Fellow, Michelle Enbom on learning new ways to manage intellectually disabled people in prisons including transition to the community. Link here: https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/media/fellows/Enbom_M_2015_Intellectually_disabled_offenders_including_transition_to_the_community.pdf
Since its inception in 2005, over 3000 delegates have attended the Reintegration Puzzle Conference sharing ideas about supports that enable people leaving prison to rebuild their lives. Increasingly there has been a focus on the systemic barriers people face when … Continue reading →