Re-Entry Support

Adjusting to life after prison

Adjusting to life in the community once a person leaves prison may feel overwhelming. ReSet will support clients to prepare for leaving prison and continue to support them once they are back in the community.  This support will be on an individual basis addressing their specific areas of need. For example: emotional support, life skills, health and wellbeing, budgeting, parole support, drug and alcohol issues, housing, parenting, family and relationship supports, employment and training needs, and connecting to culture and community.

Support in prison

ReSet will provide one-to-one personalised support to clients while they are still in prison, up to six months before their release date, to prepare them for release. This will include, but is not limited by, the following:

  • Individual transitional planning in preparation for release, with development of individual support plans including accommodation plan, goal planning for self, plan for reunification with family, plan for reconnection to community, culture, and employment and training needs
  • Skill development including pro-social life skills and independent living skills
  • Strengthening family connectedness in preparation of family reunification upon release
  • Support to increase positive parenting skills and improve relationships
  • Support to establish community connectedness upon release
  • Awareness, information and referral
  • Housing referrals and tenancy life skills training
  • Information sessions promoting ReSet’s post-release Employment Program


Support when released from prison

Once released, clients will be provided with ongoing one-to-one support for up to 12 months depending on assessed support needs, with an average of six months.

Support will include, but is not limited by, the following:

  • Ongoing individual and life skills development and/or maintenance of resocialisation programs
  • General counselling and motivation to improve self-confidence and empower clients to make positive life choices
  • Role modelling/mentoring to increase pro-social behaviours
  • Building support networks and connection to others including cultural groups
  • Financial information and support
  • Assistance or referral to access household goods
  • Assistance or referral to address alcohol and other drug issues
  • Support to access increase opportunities for training and employment
  • Support to family as required and identified in the client’s support plan
  • Assistance to increase community connectedness by linking to community-based activities, services and cultural supports
  • Support to address physical and mental health concerns
  • Parent skill development and relationship support
  • Assistance to address underlying causes of offending
  • Referral to specialist services within the community
  • Support to clients to comply with parole conditions