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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006



Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

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Annual report 2005-2006


Northern Territory. Department of Justice


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Includes "Correctional Services annual statistics 2005-2006".; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Justice annual report; Annual report





Now known as

Attorney-General's Department of the Northern Territory annual report

Previously known as

Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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53 Other service providers include Department of Health and Community Services and Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. Prisoner Education Until June 2006 tutors were funded under the Adult Custodial Review to improve and support literacy and numeracy skills of prisoners. The tutors were integral to the success of service delivery and enabled better and more efficient use of educational and vocational human resources; enabling staff to target literacy and numeracy needs. The following new education programs have been implemented to increase the focus on skills training and preparation for employment: A reviewed version of Certificate I in Access to Employment and Further Study to target literacy and numeracy skills and to link participants to future employment and study pathways. Certificate I in Work Preparation to help students hone their job seeking skills. A Deckhands Course delivered in partnership with Seafood and Maritime Industry Training through an Australians Working Together Grant. All participants successfully completed the course. Nutritional health program, Bucket Stoves and Indian Woks, firstly to male, then to female prisoners in conjunction with the Department of Health and Community Services. An Indigenous Tertiary Preparation course in partnership with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education to create a pathway for Indigenous tertiary education at DCC. A Crocodile Handling and Farming course in partnership with the International College of Advanced Education (ICAE)/Myriad Group Training. The course was designed to create employment in Indigenous communities, to give Indigenous men skills to complement natural aquaculture activities and the capacity to develop crocodile farming and breeding programs for enterprise, and to provide safety for their communities. NT Writers workshops for poetry and prose for female prisoners in addition to the literacy program in March 2006. Prison Chaplaincy Services Chaplaincy services are provided in each correctional centre for prisoners who wish to develop and maintain a spiritual focus in their lives. Multi-faith worship services are conducted regularly at the correctional centres, facilitated by a wide variety of religious leaders from the local community. Prisonbased chaplains provide one-to-one pastoral care to prisoners and remandees upon request. Prisoner Rehabilitation Prisoner Rehabilitation Teams located at both Darwin and Alice Springs Correctional Centres have two core functions: providing interventions targeting offending behaviour and delivering support services to prisoners. Other functions are about meeting the individual treatment needs of prisoners not serviced by other providers such as Top End Forensic Mental Health Services and Health and Community Disability Service Workers. Prisoner Rehabilitation staff, under the direction of the Principal Psychologist, conduct assessments, provide interventions where possible, and make recommendations for post release treatment. Treatment interventions currently available include: Alcohol Treatment Program; Illicit Drug Treatment Program; Cannabis Treatment Program; Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program; Controlling Anger and Learning How to Manage It Program; Problem Solving/Victim Awareness Program; Cognitive Skills Program; and Sex Offender Treatment Program Annual Report 2005 2006 / Performance Reporting

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