An outreach case management, transitional and reintegration service for women with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system.
The Women’s Transitional and Post-Release Service provides outreach and case management support to women exiting NSW Correctional Centres who have complex needs. To be eligible for the project, clients must:
- Be homeless or be at risk of homelessness
- 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, or to Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool or Campbelltown
- Have a number of identified, complex needs
- Have a history of involvement with the criminal justice system.
It is important for women to be aware that CRC cannot guarantee accommodation on release; however, we can support women in this area. At times, this will involve utilising Housing NSW Temporary Accommodation (TA) and liaising with other services to secure alternative accommodation. We provide case management and support for up to 12 months.
Inner City Women’s Transitional Service
The Inner City Women’s Transitional Service supports women who want to return to the Inner City and surrounding suburbs. It is part of the Inner City Service for Women with Complex Needs and operates in partnership with specialist services B Miles and Detour House. The project is funded by Family and Community Services (FACS).
South-Western Sydney Women’s Transitional Service
The South Western Sydney Women’s Transitional Service supports women who want to, or will be, residing in Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool or Campbelltown. It operates in partnership with Women’s Housing Company. The project is funded by Family and Community Services (FACS).
CRC also provides a transitional support service for women in the Penrith & Blue Mountains area. You can find out more about that service here.
Staff wishing to make a referral are required to complete a Sydney Transition Program Referral Form, which must then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for assessment. Please contact CRC directly on (02) 9288 8700 or through our contact us page to obtain a Referral Form.
The service is also 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.