Pathways Home

An outreach case management support program for young people aged 10-24, residing in Central, Eastern, and Western Sydney who have been involved with the criminal justice system and need support for drug and/or alcohol use.

The Pathways Home Program works with young people while they are in custody and post-release. Transitional workers offer pre-release support and planning, and long-term holistic case management in the community.

Pathways Home supports young people in the following LGAs:

Pathways Home – Western Sydney Pathways Home – Central and Eastern Sydney*
Parramatta Bayside
Cumberland Burwood
Blacktown Canada Bay
The Hills Shire Canterbury Bankstown (part)
Georges River
Inner West
City of Sydney
Sutherland Shire

* In the period 2015-2020, between 44 and 54 per cent of young people in prison were First Nations. Pathways Home – Central and Eastern Sydney works to address the ongoing need to support First Nations youth exiting custody. Eligibility for the Central and Eastern Sydney areas includes identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Outreach Work

We recognise the hurdles many young people face on release from custody. A history of involvement with the criminal justice system can make it difficult to access support services. We can visit and support young people in correctional or juvenile justice centres on a pre-release basis, and on an outreach basis in the community.

How We Work

Pathways Home puts the young person at the centre of case management. We provide respectful and culturally appropriate support in helping the young people achieve their goals.

Referral Process

Corrective Services staff wishing to make a referral can access a referral form here. This form should then be emailed to Please contact CRC directly on (02) 9288 8700 or through our contact us page if you need more information.

Young people in custody who would like to be referred to the service should contact relevant staff in their correctional centre or juvenile justice centre. This might be a SAPO, parole officer, juvenile justice worker or a case manager. NGO organisations can also refer on behalf of a young person. It is possible to self-refer by contacting us through the details on our contact us page.

The Pathways Home Program is funded by Western Sydney Primary Health Work & Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network.

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