Women of Worth

The Women of Worth program provides 6 months pre and post release support to women involved in the justice system. The aim of the program is to support women to re-engage with the community and to reduce reoffending. Staff members provide a range of psycho-social education and accredited training programs to women incarcerated at Darwin Correctional Centre. These are as follows:

  • Tuning in to KidsTM parenting program 
  • Tuning in to TeensTM parenting program 
  • 6 week Anger Management training course
  • Domestic Violence training
  • Accredited First Aid training
  • Alcohol and other Drugs intervention and relapse prevention programs 
  • Employment skills
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Nutrition and wellbeing education sessions   

Upon release, women receive six months post-release case management support to assist with their reintegration back into the wider community:

  • Reconnection with children, family and community  
  • Advocacy and referrals to a variety of service providers
  • Crisis accommodation and long-term housing support
  • Domestic and Family Violence support and referral
  • Education, training and employment pathways
  • Provision of exit pack including food vouchers
  • Mental and Physical Health support
  • Transport

The program has shown great success in assisting clients with regaining custody of their children, obtaining long-term housing, accessing employment and education and reducing recidivism rates. Less than 10% of the Women of Worth clients have reoffended since commencement of the Women of Worth program. 

For more information, contact us at:

P: 8932 6866 
F: 8932 8073
E: wow@ywcaofdarwin.org.au

Download the brochure here

 

*The Women of Worth program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. 

 

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