Children and Prison Program
VFFF’s Children and Prison Program involves extensive cross-sector collaboration, advocacy and social innovation.
Most children who spend time in prison are on that path from the day they are born – simply because of who they are and where they come from. Since 2013, together with the Dusseldorp Forum, VFFF has been supporting efforts to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the NSW justice system. VFFF’s Children and Prison Program involves extensive cross-sector collaboration, advocacy and social innovation. An investment of $4m has been made to date into various initiatives evidenced to be reducing crime including Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Bourke and BackTrack Youthworks.
An overview of this program and options to improve outcomes for young people getting into trouble can be found in the report: Dubbo Conversations.