The Prisoner Care Program (PCP)
The PCP is administered through the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) and supports Aboriginal prisoners & offenders pre & post release from prisons in South Australia.
The aim of the PCP is to work closely with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander prisoners, to reduce re-offending behaviours that lead back to incarceration.
How do we do this?
Aboriginal Case Workers are responsible for delivering pre, during and post release prisoner care services. The Case Worker develops individual case management plans and a criminogenic needs assessment for clients. This will address the major needs with the clients by working to empower them to address these and other needs.
Prisoners are referred from correctional facilities across metropolitan and regional South Australia from lawyers, advocates and Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALOs), Social Workers and professional staff within the Department for Correctional Services (DCS), SA prisons & key agencies working with Aboriginal prisoners and offenders.
We undertake this through:
- Matching referrals with PCP criteria.
- Identifying the Aboriginal offenders determination for positive change in their life
- Intake & assessment
- Building rapport
- Individual case management through implementing, monitoring & reviewing case management plans to achieve client goals post release from prison.
- Support the client to engage with other services that support Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) counselling services, grief, loss and trauma counselling, family reunification, parenting programs and court support
- Providing culturally safe, sensitive & appropriate care services.
- Providing consistent support to the client to transition back into community safely
- Initiating referrals for accommodation, employment, education & training
- Promoting cultural community event participation as much as possible
For further enquiries, please contact the PCP team at ALRM on (08) 8113 3777