"To find kindness and acceptance was not expected in this place. Thank you, Prison Network"
Who We Are
Prison Network journeys with women in and beyond prison, providing the support and courage they need to navigate positive pathways and create change.
“…I spent 20 months in prison and through Prison Network and their networks I’ve gained employment. It has given me direction, motivation and self-esteem. I will be forever grateful for this helping hand.”
Prison Network believes in the value of each woman and in their ability to make positive changes with appropriate support.
Incarceration is a traumatic experience for many women. The services provided within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Tarrengower Prison provide opportunities to build connections and offer ongoing and personalised support without long waiting lists or eligibility restrictions.
A custodial sentence can have a devastating impact on children and families. Prison Network provides support to the families of prisoners, sponsoring and transporting children to school holiday camps and transporting children into the prison for visits with their mothers.
Reintegration into the community following a period in custody can be daunting and difficult. Building on connections already established in prison, Post-Release workers and trained volunteers provide assistance and support to women upon their release.
As many as 87% of offending women are survivors of childhood sexual or physical abuse.
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
Our team would love to hear from you