23 September 2016

Veterans to mentor juvenile detainees

NSW Government media releaseThe Veterans Young Offender Mentoring Program, in coordination with the NSW RSL, will match mentors with about 40 young people each year, providing opportunities to develop a young person’s social skills, self-esteem, and help them reach their potential. SHINE for Kids will run the program, provide training and carry out relevant criminal record and Working with Children checks.

David Elliott
Minister for Corrections | Minister for Veterans Affairs

Juvenile Justice NSW Department of Justice

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30 August 2016

Hills Shire ClubGRANTS supports programs for children of prisoners in Hills LGA

Download the PDF of this media releaseA selection of programs by SHINE for Kids, a not-for-profit supporting children of prisoners, has received $10,000 of funding from Castle Hill RSL through the Hills Shire ClubGRANTS. This funding will give 30 Hills LGA children full access to a series of proven, established SHINE for Kids programs collectively known as ‘Connecting Kids’. They are: Child/Parent Activity Days, Story Time Program, Children’s Supported Transport Service and Child and Family Centres.

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26 July 2016

SHINE for Kids commends rapid Federal Government response

Download the PDF of this media releaseAn Australian NGO has commended the Federal Government for its rapid response to child abuse in the Northern Territory juvenile justice system. “The footage of abuse of young people at the hands of staff in the old Don Dale youth detention facility, shown on Four Corners last night, was absolutely shocking,” the Chief Executive Officer of SHINE for Kids, Gloria Larman, said today. “We commend the Australian Government for the announcement of a Royal Commission into this issue,” Ms Larman added.

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15 May 2016

SHINE for Kids commends anti-recidivism program in Wales

Download the PDF of this media releaseAn Australian NGO has commended a ground-breaking program in a Welsh prison that seeks to reduce re-offending by strengthening emotional connections between inmates and their families. In the Family Interventions Unit at HMP Parc, Bridgend, Wales, inmate fathers are encouraged to acknowledge the effects of their crimes on their families. “A few months ago I visited this prison and saw first-hand how it has operated over the last five years,” the Chief Executive Officer of SHINE for Kids, Gloria Larman, said today.

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