Children

Tjillari Justice is working towards establishing an independent counselling and advocacy service for children and their families. Early childhood intervention, firmly rooted in a neurological, trauma-informed framework, can develop children’s executive functioning and coping skills. and lessens the risk of future involvement in crime.  Education and counselling increases resilience, equips children with protective behaviours in […]

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Goverment

We have a problem. More than 80,000 children annually experience the trauma and stress of having a parent in the Australian justice system. Of these children, it is estimated that 70% go on to become juvenile offenders, and more than 85% of those who do will also become adult offenders. The Productivity Commission estimates that […]

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Parents, Carers & Foster Parents

You want the best for the children in your life. When they’re exposed to the trauma of parental incarceration, you can find yourself at a loss to know how to cope. Toxic stress has a negative impact on the development of a child’s brain. Children can behave in ways you don’t understand. Ways that leave […]

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Community Organisations

It takes a village… We partner with community organisations to offer counselling, education, training and support to the families and carers of children whose parents are in the prison system. Participants in our programs often struggle to fund their own training and education without community assistance. We train professionals and volunteers working in childcare, education, […]

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Grandparents

It’s hard enough having an adult child in prison. It’s even harder when you’re caring for your grandchildren. You’re doing all you can to offer your limited time, energy and financial support to help raise children who didn’t ask for this trauma in their lives. Maybe you’ve had to give up work. Perhaps you’re finding […]

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