Catholic Prison Ministry (CPM) responds to the issues faced by people affected by the criminal justice system: in court, in prison, in community corrections, in families, and in the wider community. We do this by encouraging personal and social change which promotes and maintains human dignity and the peace of the community.
"The Diocese of Parramatta takes in seven local government divisions: Baulkham Hills Shire, Blacktown City, the City of the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury Shire, the Municipality of Holroyd, Parramatta City and Penrith City and parts of Wollondilly and Liverpool. This area encompasses the lands of the Darrug people. Catholics support many areas of public life including education, health, scientific research, aged care, local and international aid, sport, working with indigenous people, working with those living with disability, working with those suffering from mental illness, seeking rights for workers, crisis accommodation, environmental issues, migrants and refugees, young people and families."
CHD Partners was established in 2005 to prevent crime by:Reducing the causes of crimeMinimising the opportunities for crimeProtecting victims and targets from crimeIn seeking to improve community safety and prevent crime, CHD Partners is committed to:Reviewing, applying and producing a credible evidence-baseInvolving all stakeholders, with particular attention to those stakeholders often excluded from mainstream participatory processesImproving the capacity of clients and stakeholders to manage future issuesAvoiding the promotion of, or capitalising on the fear of crimeContemplating unintended consequences of our workDeveloping sustainable outcomes through appropriate systems and infrastructureProviding ethical, transparent and accountable services
BANC supports activities and services that enhance communities. We do this through the provision of programs that empower people to improve the quality of their life and realise their potential. We seek to be inclusive, help people connect, and build community resilience.