In addition to the specific 'Access to Housing' programs DCS provides support and advice to all prisoners regarding housing issues.
Reintegration and exit - case management
Prisoners are continually monitored with regular case reviews Through care issues are addressed where identified.
This may include:
- making appropriate referrals
- providing assistance with housing (including gas and power ammenities)
- banking and finances
- applying for types of personal identification
- and anything else that may assist the prisoners with their rehabilitation and reintegration back into society
Collaboration with other areas [such as the Intervention Unit, Community Corrections, Volunteer’s Unit and any other relevant internal or external agency] is maintained to maximise the efficacy of the case management process.
Who does this
The Case Management Coordinator invites the relevant stakeholders to a case meeting to identify and organise the required support.
What sort of meetings
Case meetings are scheduled regularly depending upon sentencing lengths and remand status. As a general rule they are every 6 months unless there are changes in the prisoners circumstances.