Breaking cycle of reoffending with career counselling

Prisoners from the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre have been given the opportunity to take part in a career counselling workshop hosted by the Careers Outreach Program at Griffith University.

The True Colours counselling was focused on establishing an understanding of how to apply the prisoners’ strengths to future work and study, which has been proven to reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

This is the first time a True Colours session has been offered in a correctional centre and Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre Deputy General Manager Eloise Hamlett said as a learning organisation, QCS supports evidence-based best practice.

“By partnering with organisations such as Griffith University and investing in our prisoners as part of their rehabilitation while in our custody, we are helping to equip them with the necessary skills, life and technical, to offer the best chance for them to succeed outside of prison,” DGM Hamlett said.

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