GUIR working with the Australian Justice system

Forensic Mental Health Services, Diversionary Programs and Restorative Justice  

Indigenous offender management and support Improving access to justice and recidivism

GUIR provides program support and advisory services to ensure those in contact with the criminal justice system, and the forensic mental health network are managed in a manner which actively demonstrates recognition of cultural, social and spiritual requirements. This involves strategic community engagement with Indigenous community based organisations that hold capability to assist with the management of indigenous prisoners in accordance with best practice. Culturally appropriate programs are integral to this support.

In response to the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system, GUIR is strategically positioned within the prisoner support services sector and deeply embedded into local Indigenous communities. This enables us maximum effect in the delivery of our uniquely developed restorative justice initiatives. Examples of these services include: Indigenous advisory services, Indigenous culturally sensitive therapeutic treatment across the mental health, well being and the AOD spaces, organisational capacity building relevant to Indigenous offender management and support, Cultural Supervision and training for staff.

Together with our fellow community partners, GUIR has capacity to delivery a multi-disciplinary and evidence-based reintegration solutions.