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Directorate: Offender Management and Programs
Division: Corrective Services NSW
The project will increase staff skills in disability awareness and behavior management as well as improving understanding of the NDIS, so inmates can be assisted to obtain the most appropriate supports.
The project aims to create an inclusive environment for all inmates.
The project will reduce reoffending and provide reintegration support into the community.
It will increase support for offenders with complex needs.
The project will remodel the different units by providing Assessment Unit and Treatment Pathway Unit.
A section will be dedicated to the Violent Offender Treatment Program – Specific Needs.
Pre-release unit - connecting offenders with external agencies to support the their transition into the community
Increase staff understanding of how best to support offenders with disabilities.
Concerns have been raised by custodial staff working in the Mental Health Screening Unit (MHSU) regarding the lack of training in managing complex mental health behaviours.
Increase staff understanding of NDIA and NDIS.
NDIS is a relatively new reform (implemented over the last three years). There are opportunities to increase understanding of:
The benefit of this project:
All inmates have a case plan regardless of sentence status
Intervention Pathways identified regardless of sentence status because of complex needs.
Support from NGO’s
Cultural Programs - Aboriginal Policy and Strategy Unit (APSU)
Current Status: Progressing
Status Explanatory Note:
Status reports provided:
24 Nov 2021
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
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