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Karinga women's release and diversion hostel



Karinga women's release and diversion hostel provides culturally appropriate, safe, stable, transitional and supported accommodation for Indigenous women in contact with the criminal justice system. Karinga residents are supported by case managers and community agency support workers, to settle into community living, access long-term accommodation and benefit from life skills programs and services. Referrals to Karinga come from courts, prisons, community corrections and community support organisations.

Karinga has a resident manager, a cook and cleaner and can accommodate 11 women with three on home detention. Residents can either be completing a custodial sentence, serving a home detention or community order or have a case pending before the courts. Women can also be referred to this hostel if they have completed their sentence in full and are in need of post-release accommodation and support. Children may also be accommodated, although it is preferred that children older than toddler age are accommodated in alternative care, except in emergency situations.

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Hostels Limited and Australian Institute of Criminology


Karinga women's release and diversion hostel
430 Payneham Road
Glynde SA 5070
Ph: (08) 8336 2525
Fax: (08) 8267 4388


Last updated: 7 August 2015
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