Page 3849 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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of a drug and alcohol court aiming to achieve behavioural change that reduces reoffending, improves health outcomes and maintains social connections.

ACT Corrective Services also runs and facilitates numerous programs in the Alexander Maconochie Centre to address the rate of reimprisonment. Rather than detailing each of these programs, I will make available to members two tables that set out criminogenic and offence-specific programs and programs available for detainees who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. These programs are designed to address specific offences of detainees and to facilitate resilience and better decision-making. The aim is to ensure that detainees are better equipped with a skill set to understand their offending and make different choices when they return to the community.

Let me now turn to the government and non-government organisations outside of the extended through-care program that are engaged to facilitate detainees re-entering the community. I am pleased to outline the funding that is provided to these organisations and for what services the funding is provided. ACT Corrective Services engages with many government and non-government agencies in its delivery of the through-care program. ACT Corrective Services links clients with Wellways, through the detention exit mental health community outreach program; EveryMan Australia; St Vincent de Paul; Woden Community Services; Toora coming home program; Karinya House; and OneLink.

Outside of the scope of the extended through-care program, ACT Corrective Services provides $54,649.64 in funding to the Community Services Directorate to be used in the administration of Prisoners Aid ACT. Former detainees, once living in the community, can of course take advantage of all ACT government health, community and social services. However, further detail on supports provided to former detainees living in the community is best covered by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing or the Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion.

Madam Speaker, in summary, reducing recidivism in our community is a joint effort across the ACT government. Reducing recidivism is only possible where we have appropriate supports in the community as well as for those leaving custody. I will continue to work with my colleagues to build a safer Canberra community. I present a copy of the following paper:

Recidivism rates—Ministerial statement, 19 September 2017.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Community sector reform—co-contribution expenditure

Ministerial statement

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and

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