The Victorian Interchurch Criminal Justice Taskforce has released this brochure to give a Christian perspective on current issues of punishment, imprisonment and rehabilitation, and to offer effective and just ways to reduce crime and increase community safety.
The report by Professor Ruth Webber: 'I was in prison...An Exploration of Catholic Prison Ministry' was launched on 7 October by Msgr Greg Bennet. Follow the link for further material from the launch.
The 2014 Victorian Government re-tendering of Alcohol and
Other Drug and of community mental health servcies Psychiatric has had a major negative impact on services to vulnerable Victorians. We call on the Victorian Government to re-instate this funding, and to learn the lessons of the tender process.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 14 August 2014 Annual
Dinner a success – it was the breadth of guests that gave us the atmosphere and
the celebration of shared purpose that made the evening so special.
Around 30 members
of Catholic Social Services Victoria gathered in East Melbourne last Monday
evening for the first of three workshops in our Pathways to Partnership series
planned during this latter half of 2014.
There is much to be done across our society to ensure that all
people feel valued, their differences are respected, and their basic needs are
met so they can live in dignity.
Our submission to a current Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry
into social inclusion for people with disability makes recommendations around
promoting a culture of acceptance and of equal citizenship; provision of enabling infrastructure;
effective service design, including services directed at people who experience
particular disadvantage, such as young people with disability living in nursing
homes; and adequate funding of Government-funded services.