Adult To free a prisoner after they have served a minimum term, but before the end of their sentence. While on parole the person may be subject to conditions such as having to report regularly to police. Board of Victoria
Level 14, 50 Franklin Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1300 766 946
Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO)
Head office: 1 Hoddle Street, Richmond Vic 3121
Tel: 9413 7000
ACSO provides services for ex-prisoners. ACSO also has offices in Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenong, Morwell, Shepparton, Sunshine, Traralgon and Warrnambool.
Tel (Centrelink employment services): 13 28 50
Tel: 8684 6600
Corrections Victoria oversees Victoria’s prison system.
255 Ballarat Road, Footscray Vic 3011
Tel: 9372 6155
Flat Out is a support Formal delivery of legal documents to a person to tell them there are court proceedings against them which they must defend, or to make sure a witness in a case knows when they have to go to court to give evidence. for women leaving prison.
Housing support services
Tel: 1800 825 955 (24/7)
Connects callers with the nearest housing service
Jesuit Social Services (JSS)
Head office: 326 Church Street, Richmond Vic 3121
Tel: 9421 7600
JSS runs the ReConnect program, which supports men and women transition from prison to the community.
Justice Assurance and Review Office (JARO)
Tel: 8684 6394
Part of the Victorian Government, JARO has an oversight role of Victoria’s adult correctional systems.
Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety
Tel: 9947 1601
Justice Health is responsible for delivering health services to people in Victoria’s prisons
Melbourne City Mission
164–180 Kings Way, South Melbourne Vic 3205
Tel: 9977 0000
Post Sentence Authority (PSA)
Tel: 1300 076 724
The PSA supervises people on post sentence orders.
Tel: 9873 4190
Supports women who are, or have been, in Victoria’s prisons
Salvation Army – An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate. and prison support
Tel: 13 72 58
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA)
Tel (legal help phone line): 1300 792 387
Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)
Level 1, 116 Hardware Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9605 1900; 1800 049 871
Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Tel: 1300 134 130
Support, advocacy and information for women in Victoria
Tel: 1800 685 105