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Transition From Custody to Community
Transition support services for prisoners not only ease the transition from custody to the community but help to delay or prevent re-offending.
This paper proposes a framework for conceptualising and developing Victorian transitional support services. The paper is informed by a review of relevant international research regarding the impact of transitional support services. A range of service development priorities are also proposed.
The paper proposed a cohesive service delivery framework. Elements of the proposal include:
- pre-release preparation including a pre-release information kit
- temporary leave
- release with residential supervision
- a range of bridging support services such as housing, employment and personal support
- a prison based housing program
- a community based reintegration program.
The paper also highlights the need to address how the broader prison environment impacts upon a prisoner's ability to achieve good transitional outcomes.
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|Author:||Prepared by Lisa Ward for Department of Justice - Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner|
|Publisher:||Department of Justice|
|Date of Publication:||2001|
|Copyright:||State of Victoria, 2001.|
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