The Miranda Program is still in development alongside key women’s health and support partners. The program aims to assist women at risk of contact with the criminal justice system to:
- address individual factors contributing criminal justice system involvement
- gain resilience to break from a cycle of re-offending
- make positive connections and engage in positive activity to become an engaged member of the community.
The above goals are addressed through individual counselling sessions or group work focusing on emotional regulation, problem-solving and positive relationships and guiding participants to develop skills to manage problematic behaviour that leads to offending.
The Miranda Program will continue to develop and adapt in response to individual needs of the women who access the Program, as well as the resources and approaches that are specific to the particular locations in which the Program is situated.
The Miranda Program has commenced its pilot phase and the following women’s services are working with Miranda to increase support for women leaving custody in the community.
Leichhardt Women’s Health Centre
Penrith Women’s Health Centre
Central West Women’s Health Centre