What is Aboriginal Throughcare?
Aboriginal Throughcare supports First Nations Australians in their last nine months in custody up until two years post-release. The program emphasises building stronger relationships with family, culture and community.
During the pre-release stage, we assess the client’s criminogenic and psychosocial needs. We establish a relationship with the client and collaborate to create a support plan which helps clients to transition back into the community.
Our case managers practice a person-centred approach and provide holistic support to our clients. We aim to remove barriers for successful engagement with services in the community. The support we offer includes helping clients in finding accommodation, training, sustainable employment, and mental health and substance use counselling.
Outcare prioritises cultural safety and people’s well-being, to ensure they receive the appropriate, client-led support. We value lived experience, which is why we employ people with lived experience as peer workers to walk alongside client through their journey.
How can we help?
We can help with things like:
- Finding a home
- Connecting with culture
- Helping to engage with family
- Finding a job
- Accessing education or training
Who can participate?
The program is open to Aboriginal people who are in prison and they can be referred to us by the resettlement team, transitional managers or case planning at the prison or detention centre, or you can refer yourself.