An outreach case management, transitional and reintegration service for women with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system and at risk of homelessness who are looking to live in the Inner City Sydney Region.
The Women’s Transitional and Post-Release Service provides outreach and case management support to anyone who identifies as female exiting NSW Correctional Centres who has complex needs. To be eligible for the project, clients must:
- Be homeless or be at risk of homelessness on release
- Be voluntarily seeking support
- Have a release date confirmed and set if eligible for parole
- Want to return to the Inner City and surrounding suburbs
- Have a number of identified, complex support needs
- Have a history of involvement with the criminal justice system.
It is important to be aware that CRC cannot guarantee accommodation on release; however, we can offer support in this area. At times, this will involve utilising Housing NSW Temporary Accommodation (TA) and liaising with other services to secure alternative accommodation. We can provide long term case management and support.
This project is part of the Inner City Service for Women with Complex Needs and operates in partnership with specialist services B Miles and Detour House. It is funded by DCJ as part of Specialist Homelessness Services. This project offers pre-release support and planning, and short, medium and long term intensive holistic case management (including assistance with housing).
Priority for this service is given to women who are currently incarcerated.
Wherever possible women should be referred to CRC at least three months prior to release.
CRC also provides a transitional support service for all genders in the Penrith & Blue Mountains area. You can find out more about that service here.
Corrective Services staff wishing to make a referral can access a referral form here. This form should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact CRC directly on (02) 9288 8700 or through our contact us page if you need more information.
Women in prison who would like to be referred to the service should contact relevant staff in their Correctional Centre. (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.