Supporting Children of Offenders

Kids Days

Kids Days are a time for mums and dads in prison to have a special visit with their children, to have fun together, and create some great memories. Each Kids Day is based on a different theme, with lots of activities and games to keep everyone entertained.

Homework Program

We provide opportunities for offenders to spend quality time assisting their children with their homework. In addition to in prison visits his program uses video technology to connect children who are unable to visit the prison to connect with their incarcerated parent to do homework.

Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO)

Based on successful initiatives by Barnardos in the UK local practitioners in Tasmania have formed a working group focused on Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO).

Supported Visits

Because of disruptions to family relationships it is not always practical for offender's family to bring children into the prison to visit a parent or relative. Through the work of a Family Engagement Worker Onesimus can assist children to visit their parent in prison.

Those interested in this service should contact Risdon Prison Visitors Centre or Onesimus's Office.

Who this service is for

Children of offenders.

How this service is delivered

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    Those interested in this service should contact Risdon Prison Visitors Centre or Onesimus's Office.

Updated: 23/04/2020

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