SHINE Volunteer Portal


NSW - Sydney Metro

Stand As One Youth Mentoring

Keeping Us Together

Keeping Us Together

This parenting program helps mums and dads in custody develop their parenting skills and build positive, healthy relationships with their children.

Keeping Us Together uses the evidenced-based parenting program Bringing Up Great Kids to help mums and dads reflect on their own childhoods and what may have influenced on their parenting, understand their children’s brain development, emotions and behaviors, and build their confidence in parenting.

After several group workshops, mums and dads are able to put what they’ve learnt into practice through our prison visits program (COVID-19 permitting).

The focus of the sessions is to build parent’s skills and confidence so they can strengthen their relationship with their child and improve communication.

This program includes 12 hours of in-custody support (6 sessions of 2 hours).

Who is it for?

Mums and dads in custody

Stand As One Mentor

Stand As One

This program helps young people in the juvenile justice system rebuild their life when they leave the Centre.

Four to six months before release each young person is matched with one of our adult mentors to help prepare them for living in the community. The young person gets support with practical life skills such as getting a Medicare card, finding a house to live in, or looking for work. They also get to talk with their mentor about their expectations, goals, family relationships and how to manage in the community. The program continues for another six to eight months once they leave the Centre.

The program aims to reduce the risk of reoffending. We know that young people in the juvenile justice system who have experienced a parent in prison are at a higher risk of imprisonment in the adult justice system themselves. A mentor gives the young person the level of support needed to help them establish themselves in the community.

Our only youth justice mentoring program, we have been matching young people with adult mentors since 2010, successfully transitioning them from juvenile justice back into the system and breaking the cycle of reoffending.

Who is it for?

Young people in the juvenile justice system aged 16-21.

Where is it?

Frank Baxter Centre Juvenile Justice Centre, Kariong

 

Stand As One

Fill in an application

QLD - Brisbane Metro

General Interests

Keeping Us Together

Keeping Us Together

This parenting program helps mums and dads in custody develop their parenting skills and build positive, healthy relationships with their children.

Keeping Us Together uses the evidenced-based parenting program Bringing Up Great Kids to help mums and dads reflect on their own childhoods and what may have influenced on their parenting, understand their children’s brain development, emotions and behaviors, and build their confidence in parenting.

After several group workshops, mums and dads are able to put what they’ve learnt into practice through our prison visits program (COVID-19 permitting).

The focus of the sessions is to build parent’s skills and confidence so they can strengthen their relationship with their child and improve communication.

This program includes 12 hours of in-custody support (6 sessions of 2 hours).

Who is it for?

Mums and dads in custody

Fill in an application

QLD - North Queensland

General Interests

Keeping Us Together

Keeping Us Together

This parenting program helps mums and dads in custody develop their parenting skills and build positive, healthy relationships with their children.

Keeping Us Together uses the evidenced-based parenting program Bringing Up Great Kids to help mums and dads reflect on their own childhoods and what may have influenced on their parenting, understand their children’s brain development, emotions and behaviors, and build their confidence in parenting.

After several group workshops, mums and dads are able to put what they’ve learnt into practice through our prison visits program (COVID-19 permitting).

The focus of the sessions is to build parent’s skills and confidence so they can strengthen their relationship with their child and improve communication.

This program includes 12 hours of in-custody support (6 sessions of 2 hours).

Who is it for?

Mums and dads in custody

Fill in an application

STAND AS ONE - KARIONG

General Interests

Stand As One Mentor

Stand As One

This program helps young people in the juvenile justice system rebuild their life when they leave the Centre.

Four to six months before release each young person is matched with one of our adult mentors to help prepare them for living in the community. The young person gets support with practical life skills such as getting a Medicare card, finding a house to live in, or looking for work. They also get to talk with their mentor about their expectations, goals, family relationships and how to manage in the community. The program continues for another six to eight months once they leave the Centre.

The program aims to reduce the risk of reoffending. We know that young people in the juvenile justice system who have experienced a parent in prison are at a higher risk of imprisonment in the adult justice system themselves. A mentor gives the young person the level of support needed to help them establish themselves in the community.

Our only youth justice mentoring program, we have been matching young people with adult mentors since 2010, successfully transitioning them from juvenile justice back into the system and breaking the cycle of reoffending.

Who is it for?

Young people in the juvenile justice system aged 16-21.

Where is it?

Frank Baxter Centre Juvenile Justice Centre, Kariong

Fill in an application