Home detention projects

Home Detention Integrated Support Services Program (HISSP)

Offenders face a wide range of difficulties when released from prison. They need help in critical areas to support them as they re-enter the community.

The Home Detention Integrated Support Services Program (HISSP) provides these individualised support services for offenders that are on Home Detention based on their identified needs.

The areas, levels and intensity of support of the program focus on:

  • education, training and employment
  • housing and independent living skills
  • mental health
  • alcohol and drugs
  • reconnecting with the family and community, and
  • various other identified needs.

The level and intensity of support is based on each individual needs and treatment of the offender.

There are two types of service and each offender will be allocated one of the following:

  • settlement support which is up to 4 weeks, and
  • intensive support which is a 3 month level of support with the possibility of extension.

Who and what services are provided

HISSP supports are provided by OARS Community Transitions.

OARS SA case managers provide a range of supports to participants, including:

  • assessment
  • referral and service brokerage
  • holistic case planning and establishment of participant relationship
  • coordination of the case plan
  • direct and indirect monitoring of offender engagement in relation to the service provided
  • support, facilitation and service provision
  • crisis intervention, and
  • advocacy.