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Prisoner Support Organisations

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National

The Bridge Network - Providing bulk billed psychological services around Australia to prisoners and prisoners families

Email: mperkings@bigpond.net.au  Phone: 0417 614 135

 

GROW offers a recovery focused, community building, educational program which encourages the individual to develop and use their own strengths to address the issues they are facing.  The priority is to alleviate the distressing symptoms of mental illness, improve functioning, enhance a sense of wellbeing, and enable participants to take an active place in the wider community.

Some 56 groups operate around Victoria, 7 of these being in prison settings.  A transitional group for prisoners provides a stepping stone for those leaving prison before joining a general group in the wider community.  Some of GROW’s groups have a focus on care givers, others are aimed at AOD users, and one has an Indigenous membership.

More information is provided on the GROW website (www.grow.net.au) or by calling 1800 558 268

Catholic Prison Ministry (CPM) responds to the issues faced by people affected by the criminal justice system: in court, in prison, in community corrections, in families, and in the wider community. We do this by encouraging personal and social change which promotes and maintains human dignity and the peace of the community. Contact Dave Martin Phone (07) 3846 7577 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 20 Merivale St, West End, Brisbane Email: cpm@cpmqld.com

http://www.catholicprisonministry.org.au/

 

Northern Territory

Darwin Prisoners Aid Association 

Phone: 08 8981 5928 or 08 89273777

 

Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation Assoc of Alice Springs Inc

P O Box 2824

Alice Springs 0871

Ph: 08 8953 3054

 

Offenders Aid & Rehabilitation Services (NT) Incorporated

Phone: (08) 8981 0487    

Web: www.oarsnt.org.au

Email: bill.turner@oarsnt.org.au 

 

Salvation Army (Regional Headquarters)

49 Mitchell Street

DARWIN NT 0801

Phone: (08) 8981 8188

 

Prison Fellowship of Australia

PO Box 4561

ALICE SPRINGS  0871

Phone: (08) 8952 6466

Email: eharland@bigpond.net.au 

Victoria

Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

Free Call: 1800 049 871

Website: www.vacro.org.au

Email: info@vacro.org.au

 

Australian Community Support Organisation

1 Hoddle Street, Richmond 3121

Phone 03 9413 7000

Email: acso@asco.org.au

Web: www.acso.org.au


Peoples Justice Alliance

PO Box 1567,

Collingwood,

Victoria, 3066

Email: pjan@vicnet.net.au

 

Victoria Legal Aid

Tel: (03) 9269 0234
Country callers: 1800 677 402

For office locations click here

For fact sheets click here

 

Victorian Criminal Justice Coalition

Public Advocacy and Government Consultation

101/278 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Email:peter3121@hotmail.com

 

Wise Employment

Wise Employment in Victoria runs Working Out a program for job-seekers with criminal records

1/224 Church Street, Richmond

Phone: 03 9421 8999

Email: richmond@wiseemployment.com.au

Yarra Drug & Health Forum

4 Johnston St, Collingwood 3066

PH: 03 9468 2819

www.ydhf.org.au

The Bridge Foundation

Operates a range of support services for prisoners and exprisoners, including a Bags for Release program within Fulham Correctional Centre

126 Raymond Street, Sale

Phone: 03 5144 7777

Website: www.bridgefoundation.com.au

Email: bridge.foundation@kilmany.org.au

 

Inside Access

Inside Access provides a therapeutic justice initiative which provides free legal advice and referral services to people who are incarcerated in Victoria that identify with mental illness.

Inside Access
Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.
9th Floor, 10 - 16 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000
Ph: (03) 9629 4422 / Country Callers: 1800 555 887 / Fax: (03) 9614 0488

 

Prisoners Advocate Victoria http://www.noexcuse.net.au/ 

 

Prisoners Network Ministries are a non denominational Christian organization supporting women who are, or have been in the Victorian prison system. PNM provides practical, emotional and spiritual support to the women and their families, bringing  hope and encouragement to enable them to reach their full potential. Contact them on 03 9873 4190 or via email at office@prisonnetwork.org.au. For more information go to www.prisonnetwork.org.au

 

 

ACT

ACT Community Coalition on Corrections

Web: http://www.correctionscoalitionact.org.au/

 

Prisoners Aid (ACT)

GPO Box 112 Canberra ACT 2601

02 62574866 

www.paact.org.au

Email: info@prisonersaid.org.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrisonersAidAACT

 

Queensland

UnitingCare Community

Phone 07 3867 2550 or 0409 080 251

PO Box 2376, Chermside Central QLD 4031

Email: Beatriz.Skippen@uccommunity.org.au 

Website www.uccommunity.org.au

 

North Queensland Prisoners Aid Society Inc

PO Box 696

Castletown

HYDE PARK QLD 4812

Phone: (07) 4772 3330

 

Prisoner and Family Support Association QLD

Ph: 07 3221 0088

 

INCorrections Network Coalition Qld (INCQ)

Phone: 07 3844 5066

Web:  http://www.incorrections.org.au/

Email: tilly.igras@ucareqld.com.au

 

Prisoners Legal Service

106 Boundary Street

WEST END  4101

Phone: (07) 3846 3384

Email: pls@plsqld.com

Website: www.plsqld.com

 

QEA Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Legal Services

89 Bolsover Street

ROCKHAMPTON  4700

Phone: (07) 4927 5711

Email: legal@qea.com.au   

 

 

Caxton Legal Centre

28 Heal Street

NEW FARM  4005

Phone: (07) 3254 1811

Email: caxton@caxton.org.au

 

Sisters Inside

Web: http://www.sistersinside.com.au/

Email: admin@sistersinside.com.au

 

Prison Transport Group

Providing transport to help families in Queensland stay in contact with prisoners. They also operate a young offender programs.

PO Box 534, Lutwyche, 4030

Phone: 07 3357 5888

Email: prisontransport@bigpond.com

Operates 10-12 and 1-3 Monday to Friday

 

The Salvation Army

342 Upper Roma Street

BRISBANE  4000

Phone: (07) 3222 6666

Email: bertgeorge@aue.salvationarmy.org  

 

 

FNQ Families and Prisoners Support Inc

PO Box 359

MANUNDA  4870

Phone: (07) 4051 4993

Email: fnqfaps@picknowl.com.au

New South Wales

Prisoners Aid Association of NSW

PO Box 91

Broadway NSW 2007

Phone: (02) 9281 8863

Email: c.baird@commander360.com   

Hepatitis Helpline 

1800 803 990  www.hep.org.au

SW Aboriginal Prisoners and Family Support ServiceJustice Action 

Web: www.justiceaction.org.au

Email: justiceaction@justiceaction.org.au 

 

Women In Prison Advocacy Network

PO Box 345, Broadway NSW 2007

 

T: 02 8011 0699
F: 02 8011 0690

E-mail: lkelly@scu.edu.au

 

Community Restorative Centre Inc.

174 Broadway

Broadway  2007

Phone: (02) 9288 8700

Web: www.crcnsw.org.au

Email info@crcnsw.org.au   

 


 

Shine for Kids

Holker Street

SILVERWATER  2128

Phone: (02) 9714 3000

 

Prison Fellowship of Australia (NSW)

PO Box 411

TOONGABBIE  2146

Phone: (02) 9896 1255 

Tasmania

Prison Action & Reform Inc.

Level 2, 164 Murray Street,

Hobart, 7001.

Phone: 03 62 342803

Email: carolinedean@netspace.net.au

 

Risdon Prison Support Program

(Red Cross Tasmania)

Phone: 03 6235 6014

Email: tbowes@redcross.org.au

 

Tasmanian Association of Prisoner Support Service Inc (TAPSS)

PO Box 147

GLENORCHY TAS 7010

Phone: (03) 6225 5042

Email: tapssinc@bigpond.com

 

“XCELL” – Salvation Army Prison Support Service

1/250 Liverpool Street

HOBART TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6234 1870

Email: prisonsupportservices@aus.salvationary.org

Western Australia

Outcare

Phone: (08) 6263 8622

Web: http://members.iinet.com.au/~outcare/home.html

Email: outcare@outcare.com.au

 

Outcare Hakea Family Support Centre

Hakea Prison Complex

Nicholson Road

CANNING VALE WA 6155

Phone: (08) 9366 6461 and (08) 9366 6462

 

Outcare Casuarina Family Support Centre

Casuarina Prison Complex

Orton Road

CASUARINA  6167

Phone: (08) 9411 5590 and (08) 9411 5591

 

Outcare Karnet Family Support Centre

Karnet Prison Farm

Kingsbury Drive

Via SERPENTINE  WA  6205

Phone: (08) 9366 6461 (Enquiries)

 

 

Prison Reform Group WA

Web: http://www.prisonreformwa.org/

Email: D.Goulding@murdoch.edu.au  

 

Prison Fellowship of Australia (WA)

3/434 Lord Street

Mount Lawley WA 6050

Phone: (08) 9228 4649

Email: pfwa@iinet.net.au 

 

Bunbury Regional Prison Visitor Centre AccordWest 26-28 Forrest Avenue, Bunbury WA 6230 Phone: (08) 9729 9000 

South Australia

Offenders Aid & Rehabilitation Services of SA Inc

Phone: (08) 8384 4193 and (08) 8531 0870

Web: www.oars.org.au

Email: oars@oars.org.au 

 

SA Aboriginal Prisoners & Offenders Support Services Inc

Web: http://www.wangkawilurrara.com/portlincoln/services.htm


 

Aboriginal Prisoner Offender Support Service

19 Cypress Street

ADELAIDE  5000

Phone: (08) 8223 3177

Email: aposs@aposs.net.au

 

Otherway Centre

185 Pirie Street

ADELAIDE SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8232 1001

Email: acm@acc.asn.au

 

Other Organisations

Court Network 

Ground Floor 565 Lonsdale Street 

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9603 7433

Fax: 03 9670 8804

Website: http://www.courtnetwork.com.au/

email: phonevol@courtnetwork.com.au

 

CrimAssist

The CrimAssist site provides some information about the court and criminal justice system. There is also a commercially run phone line to assist defendants with information from other ex-defendants and ex-prisoners.

 

Australian Institute of Criminology - www.aic.gov.au

 

Australian Community Safety & Research Organisation Incorporated

Web: www.acro.com.au

Email: acro@acro.com.au

 

Care and Rehabilitation Ministries Inc.

Email: carminc@vision.net.au

 

Institute for Restorative Justice & Penal Reform

Web: www.irjpr.net.au

Email : conference@irjpr.net.au 

 

Beyond Bars

Web: www.beyondbars.org.au

Email: comment@beyondbars.org.au

 

Prison Fellowship

Web: http://www.prisonfellowship.org.au/