Community Restorative Centre provides non-judgmental support, information and counselling for families of prisoners in NSW from the point of arrest, right through to preparing for release.
When a person goes to prison their family can be left feeling scared, anxious, angry or embarrassed, as well as trying to understand a system they know little about. They may also feel socially isolated yet reluctant to seek support because of the stigma attached.
CRC’s Family Caseworkers support families through the stressful process of incarceration and assist in planning for release and family reintegration following a period of imprisonment.
“Our family had no previous experience with the criminal justice system and found it very difficult to come to terms with what happened.
We now feel we can hope for a positive outcome thanks to the knowledge and assistance provided by CRC and are extremely grateful for the support we received.”
~ CRC client
By providing support and information, this service allows families to focus their energy on the important tasks they face, such as caring for children and preparing for visits.
Eligibility: This service is available to family members of people in NSW prisons.
Access: Phone (02) 9288 8700, 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.
Funding: This service is funded by Corrective Services NSW.
For more information or to make a referral please contact us.