The Miranda Project (soon to be co-located with Penrith Women’s Health Centre) is an innovative, gender specific approach to assisting vulnerable women attending court, on community orders or exiting prison. Miranda aims to halt the increase in the women’s prison population through the provision of genuine support and the development of alternative pathways within the community.
Run by women, for women, the Miranda Project was funded in 2017 by Women NSW. Working on both sides of prison walls, Miranda has two specialist workers and provides holistic support including; casework, group activities, access to victims counselling and connections with other key services. This heart of this project is helping women live lives free from the criminal justice system, and free from domestic and family violence
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.