Every one of our programs is about connecting, reconnecting and strengthening the child-parent relationship.
For parents in prison, connection to family gives them hope for a new beginning after prison and the belief that they are good parents.
For children and young people, connection helps build confidence and self-esteem, supporting them in the community while their parent is in prison.
We co-design our programs with local organisations to make sure they are effective and sustainable in the local area.
We also partner with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations locally and nationally to co-deliver programs.
We offer programs within the prison system and in the community.
You will find that some programs are offered only at some of our centres or in some states.
Contact us to find out more about our programs: [email protected]
We operate in NSW, Qld, ACT and Vic.
RISE Education Program
Primary school students with a parent in prison can access vital support that encourages their learning and development through our RISE education mentoring program. Having a parent in prison can be an […]
Bringing Up Great Kids
This parenting program helps mums and dads in custody develop their parenting skills so that they can build positive, healthy relationships with their children. Evidenced-based parenting program Bringing Up Great Kids helps […]
SFK Mentoring Program
SFK Mentoring is a mentoring program designed for young people aged 12-21 years who have or have had a parent in custody and are themselves at risk of entering the criminal justice […]
Belonging To Family
This program is about strengthening connections between a parent in prison and their family and community to help re-establish themselves after release. It is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents […]
This program provides support to children when they visit their parent in prison. The program helps lessen the often difficult experience of visiting family in prison, where emotions can be strained. Designed […]
Child and Family Centres
Visiting a prison can be a daunting experience for anyone. Our Child and Family Centres provide a welcoming child friendly place for families and children to drop in when visiting their loved […]
Child and Parent Days
These unique days are an opportunity for a parent in prison to spend quality time with their children without other family members present. During the four hours together within the prison, the […]
Intensive Family Case Management
Ongoing, stable support is integral to the emotional wellbeing and personal growth of children with parents in prison. This program is part of our approach to reducing intergenerational offending. Through this early-intervention […]
Rhythm to Recovery
This program uses music and rhythm to encourage parents in prison to participate in discussions around violent behaviour and developing social and emotional skills. The aim is to: – Develop social and […]
Stay Together, Play Together
These facilitated play groups help mums and dads strengthen relationships with their children and family, increase their parenting skills and build confidence as well as develop valuable family and social networks. The […]
Stand As One
This program helps young people in the juvenile justice system rebuild their life when they leave the Centre. Four to six months before release each young person is matched with one of […]
To help children and young people living in out-of-home care visit their parent in prison, we provide a transport service and supervision program. One of our trained staff drive the child/ren or […]