Outcare’s impact

In 2013/14 Outcare assisted over 7,600 offenders and ex-offenders and nearly 180,000 family members. However statistics don’t illustrate our true impact as much as the human stories do. In all our case studies, names have been changed to protect privacy.

Jenny’s story

Jenny is a 14 year old girl from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. When she was referred to Outcare via the Links program she had a history of self-harm, violence towards others, substance abuse and was living on the …

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Mike’s story

Mike was sentenced to 2 years in prison for selling and supplying illegal substances. While in prison he chose to attend the ‘Jail to Jobs’ program, a workforce development service run by Outcare. He gained information on writing a resume, …

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Sara’s story

Sarah is a mother of eight children who had been imprisoned for four years for neglecting to protect them from sexual abuse by her husband. As a result of this crime she is now listed with the sex offender registry. …

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John’s story

John is a young Aboriginal man initially referred to Outcare because of his ongoing offending behaviour. He is one of five siblings and while growing up had experienced both his parents being in prison. The family had ongoing domestic violence, …

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Maria’s story

Maria is in her 50s, has two teenage children and is the partner of a prisoner. She’s on Newstart allowance and Family Tax Benefit and she rents. Most of the bills were in her partner’s name as he had always …

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