Programs

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 on to find out if we offer a program you are interested in by calling (02) 9714 3000 or email [email protected]

We operate in NSW, Qld, ACT, WA and Vic.

Child and Family Centres

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 […]

Storytime

Storytime

Storytime gives a child comfort through listening to and reading along to a story recorded by their parent in prison. The parent also gets comfort knowing that they are contributing to their […]

RISE Education Program

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 Program. Having a parent in prison can be an especially […]

Ride By Your Side

Ride By Your Side

This program is designed to help children stay connected with their mum or dad in prison when there is no other way to keep in contact. As part of the program, a […]

Prison Visits

Prison Visits

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 […]

Stand As One

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 […]

Stronger Pathways Together

Stronger Pathways Together

This program run in partnership with Confit Pathways helps young people in the juvenile justice system rebuild their life when they leave the centre. Four to six months before release each young […]

Supported Transport

Supported Transport

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 […]

Intensive Family Case Management

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 […]

Belonging To Family

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 […]

Keeping Us Together

Keeping Us Together

This parenting program helps mums and dads in custody develop their parenting skills and build positive, healthy relationships with their children. Keeping Us Together uses the evidenced-based parenting program Bringing Up Great […]

Keeping Us Strong

Keeping Us Strong

Keeping Us Strong is an extended version of the Keeping Us Together program but designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders parents. Keeping Us Strong repairs and nurtures the child parent bond […]

Rhythm to Recovery

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

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 […]

Child and Parent Days

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 […]