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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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23 policing students celebrate diversity program graduation

Twenty-three participants from 14 countries are the most recent graduates of the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program – a pathway towards a possible future career in policing – after last night’s course completion ceremony in Melbourne. Delivered by Victoria University in...

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Newly-arrived families grow their engagement with First Nations culture at Homework Club event

Last Thursday close to sixty students and family members from Jesuit Social Services’ Settlement Program, Flemington Homework Club, gathered on Wurundjeri land to experience a Welcome to Country and play bush bingo and scavenger hunt activity with an Indigenous lens. Many...

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A second chance at employment

Some employers might put people who have criminal convictions or who have exited prison in the ‘too hard basket’, but Jesuit Social Services’ employment programs don’t give up on people. “We follow the Jesuit ethos ‘everybody is worth helping’. It doesn’t...

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CAPSA’s National Week of Prayer and Action 2022

We can build a better future right now, together, wherever we might be. The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is about compassion for people seeking asylum.  Co-convened by Jesuit Social Services and Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS), CAPSA is an...

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