Status complete
Domain
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
Goal
2.4 Fewer Aboriginal people return to the criminal justice system
Outcome
2.4.1 People build resilience whilst in contact with the justice system
Status
Complete
Agency
Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

The Torch has been funded over three years to 31 June 2021. The Torch received additional funding in 2018 which has supported the expansion of their workforce providing better state-wide coverage.

Background

The Torch (External link) has been delivering the Statewide Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program (SIAPC) since 2011. The SIAPC Program focuses on the role of culture and cultural identity in the rehabilitative process of Aboriginal prisoners, while providing developmental opportunities for emerging artists.