The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has more than 130 organisational members and 250 individual members. Formed in 1981, RCOA is a non-profit organisation registered as an incorporated association in the Australian Capital Territory. It is funded through contributions from its members and by project grants from philanthropic bodies and government agencies.
Prisoners Aidoffers support to prisoners and their visitors.We accept that visiting a prison means time and money and at Prisoners Aid we want to help make your visit the best it can be.In emergencies or in stressful situations we can help people to get to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), we can help with small amounts of money and we help prisoners and their families once the prisoner is released
Building relationships with prisoners, assisting them to regain independence on release and supporting them as they reintegrate with family and community.
Aims and Objectives include:
Supporting families and individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
To give assistance to those who find it difficult to gain support within the community.
To provide rehabilitative accommodation for men released from prison or involved in the criminal justice system.
Independent living and employment for released prisoners.
Re-building family relationships.
Building a safer community.
Promote awareness of needs of released prisoners.
Family support for people who have family in prisonBus service available to prison (bookings for prison visitors transport need to be made Fridays, between 1pm and 3pm)Emergency relief fundsOrganise visits to the prison.
Prisoners' Legal Service, Inc. is a community legal centre providing free legal advice to incarcerated persons and their families on matters relating to imprisonment. Prisoners' Legal Service is based in South Brisbane, Queensland servicing the entire state.
Services provided: We provide advice and representation on all Social Security matters. We can help people by advising them of their rights and entitlements and assisting them to appeal against Centrelink decisions which they disagree with. The Centre also provides assistance to the community through community development, community education and training, law reform and lobbying.
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations. Our aim is to secure the equal rights of everyone (as long as they don't infringe the rights and freedoms of others) and oppose any abuse or excessive power by the State against its people. To this end NSWCCL attempts to influence public debate and government policy on a range of human rights issues. We try to secure amendments to laws, or changes in policy, where civil liberties are not fully respected.