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  Help to build a better life By Isabell Petrinic May 28, 2013, midnight Inside help: David Gillies (left) and Phillip Daffern are doing their bit to help reduce recidivism at Parklea Prison. Picture: Carlos Furtado IN the Big House, Five8 … Continue reading

Leigh Hatcher interviews our CEO

Click here to listen to the interview of our CEO – Philip Daffern by Leigh Hatcher on Open House 19th May 2013. Interview

HOPE 103.2 Interview

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Listen to what we are doing with Prisoner & Aftercare Support Services and the Five8 initiative in my interview with Leigh Hatcher in OPEN HOUSE on Hope 103.2. Sunday night 19th May. The podcast is available on the site soon, … Continue reading

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Art From the Inside

Art from Inside is an initiative of Prison Fellowship Australia. Giving a voice to the voiceless, the creative process enables inmates to express emotions in a positive way, and often deeply healing. The next Art from Inside exhibition will be … Continue reading

World’s Best Practice Training

As the CEO of Prisoner & Aftercare Support Services Ltd. and on behalf of the board, myself, our volunteers and all our core members. I would like to thank Brush Farm Training Facilities, Department of Corrective Services and Prison Fellowship,  for the … Continue reading

Five8 Partners with St. Vincent de Paul’s 2nd Chance Initiative

I am thrilled to report that Five8 was selected by St. Vincent dePaul better known as Vinnies, to be at the core of their 2nd Chance Initiative, a program focused on mentoring offenders on their way out of prison and … Continue reading

Awarded author Henry McElligott releases a new book

Five8’s own Henry McElligott, author of The Broken Restored  releases an ebook version on his website tomorrow. A version for Kindle will be released in a couple of weeks. www.thebrokenrestored.com.au/

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

Five8 Information and Training Day

You are welcome to attend our Five8 Information and Training day on Saturday, August the 4th at Footscray Church of Christ, 252 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia between 9:30am and 3:30pm. All welcome. There will be a mock prison visit … Continue reading