Making a difference with the DoJ
How the Department of Justice gives back
Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women is the only minimum-security, pre-release facility for women which aims to offer support to low-security women prisoners preparing for reintegration into the community.
The pre-release program provides housing in an environment that closely mirrors life outside of prison so it attempts to allow for a less traumatic transition back to normal life. Staff help facilitate training of the prisoners and try to arrange employment on their release in conjunction with local businesses as a measure to prevent recidivism.
We are very lucky to have five ladies from Boronia volunteer with us on a regular basis. The ladies do a variety of jobs which help them learn warehousing and customer service skills while contributing to the community.
We recently had the ABC come out to interview the ladies and Michael Henderson, Acting Superintendent of Boronia from the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice have been supporters of Foodbank WA for some time now, not just in the volunteering space. We also get some great donations from their farms.
This month, we received more than 1.5 tonnes of Camelot cucumbers, grown at Bunbury Prison Farm. The yummy cucumbers proved very popular and were a great source of vitamins and minerals.