Miranda Place (the central service delivery component of the Miranda Project) is a hub for vulnerable women exiting prison or court and based in Surry Hills in Sydney. Run by women, for women, Miranda Place was funded in 2017 through Women NSW. Miranda Place has two specialist caseworkers, diverse group activities, access to victims counselling and multiple other connections with key services.
This project aims to prevent domestic and family violence by providing a genuine alternative pathway for women exiting prison or court who are at risk of returning to violent situations. The project aims to disrupt entrenched cycles of imprisonment for women who have too often not received any specialist support to enable them to leave violent relationships.
The Miranda Project supports women who are 18 years and over and who are at risk of both domestic and family violence and criminal justice system involvement. This includes women in the community, who are going to court for bail or sentencing, women on parole, and women nearing the point of release.
The service is able to take referrals from individuals, the community sector, and relevant government organisations.
Women in prison who would like to be referred to the service should contact relevant staff in their facility (this might be a SAPO, a Parole Officer or a case manager). Women can also self-refer by writing to CRC directly – address details are on our contact us page.