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Prisoner throughcare



The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal (ATSIL) Prisoner throughcare program aims to support prisoners and youth detainees before and after release from prison. The goal is to assist both clients and the community through reduced reoffending.

The program is intended for those at high risk of reoffending. An intensive case management approach is used which incorporates working collaboratively with the clients and other stakeholders. The average length of time spent in the program is approximately six months however this varies depending on individual needs. Participation is voluntary and the client may withdraw at any stage.

ATSIL works with a range of correctional centres. Certain eligibility criteria apply for participation in the program.

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSIL)
Level 5
183 North Quay
Brisbane Qld 4000
PO Box 13035
George Street
Brisbane Qld 4003
Ph: (07) 3025 3888
Fax: (07) 3025 3800
Toll Free: 1800 012 255 (24 hrs, 7 days)

Related publications

Prisoner throughcare program (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld)

This factsheet provides key information on the Prisoner throughcare program operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSIL) in Queensland. The factsheet outlines:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 1 September 2015
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