Yes! Another Training Event This Saturday.

Theme: “What Works?” Keynote Speaker: John Van Groningen Proposed Workshops: Understanding Prisoners Church with ex-offenders The Inside on Chaplaincy Self Care Suicide prevention Aboriginal Prisoners Supporting Children of Prisoners Sporting Activities in Prison Where: Enjoy Church, 41 Lance Road, Sunshine … Continue reading

Five8 Information and Training Day This Saturday, the 4th of August – R.S.V.P. Before Friday!

Program for Five8 Information Day Training – 4 August 2012 9:30 – 9:35am             Sharon  – housekeeping 9:35 – 9:55am             Andie and Sharon – Ice-breaker game 9:55 – 10:45am           Arthurs Talk – Working with prisoners   History   Issues for prisoners Questions? … Continue reading

Prison Visits Cut Rates of Reoffending

If you were needing affirmation that your visits to a prisoner are worthwhile take a look at the following   Be encouraged.

Community is missing link in crime control, Deakin University expert, by Dr Terry Bartholomew

28 September 2011 The missing piece in responding to repeat offending is the community that offenders are released into, a Deakin University psychology expert will argue at this week’s Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference. Dr Terry Bartholomew, … Continue reading

Dakota Prison Art


Combined Prison Ministry Training Day – Guest speakers are Peter Norden and Rod Wise

Please come to this upcoming training day. Five8 will be having an information booth and social enterprise stall. All welcome. Please click on the following link for more information: Participants should register A.S.A.P.

Circles of Support, sure, but why the Accountability?

When the Five8 team conduct workshops we often brainstorm with trainees what they think a person needs when they get out of prison, and their answers are spot on. A safe place to live, a meaningful job, friends, life-giving activities to fill in … Continue reading