EACH YEAR, MORE THAN 80.000 CHILDREN EXPERIENCE THE REPETATIVE TRAUMA AND STRESS OF HAVING A PARENT IN A CORRECTIONAL CENTRE.
Tjillari Justice is a not for profit organisation started in 2014 to address the toxic stress and trauma children experience when they have a parent involved in the justice system.
We are self funded and raise revenue by designing, developing and delivering workshops to the Government and private sector and philanthropic grants.
Our mission is to break the cycle of intergenerational offening by addressing the developmental, social and emotional needs of children affected by parental incarceration.
Our objectives are:
- To provide an independent counselling and advocacy service for all children affected by parental incarceration
- To advocate for children whose parent/s are incarcerated with Government ,community and educational institutions.
- To support carers, kinship carers and families of children whose parent/s are incarcerated
- To educate the community, families and Government Agencies on the impact parental involvement with the justice system has on children
We accomplish this mission through the design and development of workshops, curriculum kits, and other skill building resources for families, carers and family service organisations across the country so that as a community we can raising resilient children and healthy families.
The practices of Tjillari Justice are informed by a Board of Independent Professional Advisers.