Justice and crime prevention
We work to improve community safety and help those leaving prison reconnect with community in a positive way through skill development and employment opportunities.
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Mental health and wellbeing
We help people with mental illness navigate complex and traumatic periods with counselling, outreach and therapeutic activities.
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Settlement and community building
We work along side remote Indigenous communities and newly arrived refugee groups to build people's participation to and increase capacity for decision making and self determination.
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Education, training and employment
We work with long-term unemployed and marginalised people to build skills, deliver recognised training and connect job seekers with real opportunities for employment.
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Meet Betty, who sends salaries to our family of over 250 staff

As Jesuit Social Services turns 40, payroll officer Betty Munckton celebrates 20 years with the organisation. SEZ WILKS discovers how she balances family with balancing numbers. A lot of people struggle to find their niche in the world. But I never...

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National Justice Symposium

Yesterday (March 21), Jesuit Social Services hosted a National Justice Symposium at the State Library of Victoria. The event was an opportunity for experts, academics and policymakers to gather to discuss the many and complex issues affecting youth justice around the...

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Home Time: Reconnecting with Parenthood after Prison

Through Jesuit Social Services’ ReConnect program, Peter* found the courage to ask for help leaving prison. He spoke to SEZ WILKS about the rewards of being a dad after five years inside. As a kid, Peter envied children who had curfews....

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Singing justice: why music and youth diversion make a great mix

Young people in our Youth Justice Group Conferencing program can record their apology to victims as a song. SEZ WILKS chats to studio producer Jesse Sullivan about expressing remorse and avoiding ‘tough guy’ lyrics. [caption id="attachment_4407" align="alignnone" width="600"] Jesse Sullivan from...

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On 25 March 2017, help us celebrate 40 years
You're invited to our 40th Anniversary Dinner, held in the Grand Ballroom of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Saturday 25 March 2017. Join us for a truly stimulating and enjoyable event, featuring guest speaker Senator Patrick Dodson and a special performance by Archie Roach.