Who We Are

Prison Network has been providing support to women in Victorian prisons, and their families, for over 75 years. Prison Network journeys with women in and beyond prison, providing the support and courage they need to navigate positive pathways and create change. For women who have often experienced life long hardship Prison Network aims to be a source of hope, dignity and purpose, ultimately reducing recidivism and inter-generational cycles of criminal activity and poverty.

In Prison

Incarceration can be a traumatic experience for many women who have already experienced significant hardships. The services provided within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Tarrengower Prison provide opportunities to build connections, have respite from the prison environment, and receive personalised support to address the issues that lead to incarceration.

Keeping Kids Connected

When a mother spends time in prison it creates an adverse experience for her children that can have a lifelong impact. We aim to lessen that impact by keeping children connected to their mothers in prison and creating meaningful, positive experiences.

Post Release

Reintegration into the community following a period in custody can be daunting and difficult. Building on connections already established in prison, Prison Network provides Support Groups, Transitional Housing and Mentoring and Support to women upon their release.

Your donations are making a difference

Over the last 12 months, hundreds of women have been impacted through the work of Prison Network


Women attended Craft and Cooking Sessions


Mums and kids attended Fun with Mum


Women attended Faith and Life Discussions


Women received Post-Release Support

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