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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3242 ..


(2) Is it typical for service providers to be engaged on an ad hoc basis or should Tjillari expect to receive a contact, agreement or memorandum of understanding in the near future.

(3) Is there a schedule for the next twelve months for the highly successful Tjillari program "Strong Culture, Strong Families".

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) confirms Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation will deliver the "Strong Culture, Strong Families" program in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) in the financial year 2018-2019.

(2) Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation donate the "Strong Culture, Strong Families" for detainees at the AMC. ACTCS do not provide contract's to services that are not funded by ACT Government.

(3) There is one day of "Strong Culture, Strong Families" scheduled in July 2018.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—programs (Question No 1561)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 8 June 2018:

(1) Can the Minister outline the proactive measures being put in place to source employment for detainees once released from the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) What are the current employment rates for; (a) non-indigenous and (b) indigenous detainees once released across, (i) full-time, (ii) part-time and (iii) casual employment for (A) male and (B) female detainees.

(3) Can the Minister provide details on the literacy and numeracy testing results and training programs offered to detainees from a broader training perspective.

(4) What are the results for the literacy and numeracy testing for (a) non-indigenous and (b) indigenous detainees across (i) male and (ii) female populations.

(5) What are the participation rates for all employment and education programs currently offered at the AMC for (a) non-indigenous and (b) indigenous detainees across (i) male and (ii) female populations.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) Extended Throughcare program, in conjunction with case management in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), assists individuals to explore training or employment options post release.

Extended Throughcare has relationships with several training providers and job network providers within the ACT. ACTCS continues to explore the Canberra work landscape to source and create new partnerships designed to support higher numbers of people into employment.


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