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Law Check-Up for Community and Health Workers

back-on-track1Back on Track aims to assist prisoners deal with issues that may impact on their ability to successfully return to the community. It consists of 6 educational DVDs on areas of law that particularly affect prisoners.

The DVDs are accompanied by brochures that provide user friendly information about the legal issues relating to each topic and where prisoners can get help.

Topics covered

  1. A place called home: looking after your housing. (21 mins)
  2. Always on my mind: getting control of debt. (14 mins)
  3. Between the crime and the time: understanding the criminal law process. (25 mins)
  4. Doing right by the kids: understanding the care & protection system for children. (19 mins)
  5. A fine thing: dealing with fines. (19 mins)
  6. Deal with it: victims compensation and restitution. (18 mins)

Community organisations working with prisoners can be licensed to use Back on Track for free. Corrective Services staff can arrange a Back on Track workshop for inmate groups. Certificates of Attendance are available for inmates on completion of each topic.

A complete set of Back on Track DVDs and brochures is available in Correctional facilities libraries and through the Prisoners Legal Information Portal.

For more information contact the Coordinator, Community Legal Education Coordinator at Legal Aid NSW by email or telephone 02 9219 5921.