OutCARE post-release service recognised on National Corrections Day
On Friday our Alice Springs based OutCARE service received the Commissioners Commendation Award, as part of National Corrections Day celebrations. Minister Dale Wakefield acknowledged the team for delivering pre and post release supported accommodation and for their invaluable assistance to offenders and parolees.
OutCARE supports people leaving prison to rebuild their lives, reconnect with family and work towards a positive future. This includes helping with immediate practical needs on release, linking with employment, training and community supports and exploring longer term goals. The program has contributed to a reduction of recidivism and helps address the over representation of Aboriginal people in the justice system.
We congratulate staff members Adam Holme, Jason Bell, Jason Lord and Adrian Scholtes for their outstanding work.