Solid Steps AOD Recovery program is a partnership between Palmerston Association and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, funded by the Department of Justice.

The program supports men to break the cycle of addiction to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) within a modified therapeutic community environment. Located in the Mallee Unit within Casuarina Prison, this voluntary program is aimed at males ages 18+ from all cultural backgrounds.

What is the program about?

The program offers a safe, healthy, supportive and respectful place to recover and make positive lasting changes that will support people in their life outside of prison.  The program will also focus on helping them to prepare for a solid and safe return back to the community and in reconnecting with their supports outside.

Who is eligible?

The program is for male prisoners from all cultures and backgrounds who are motivated to break the cycle of drug and alcohol addictions and take some new steps forward in life.

It is aimed at people who have been sentenced with a minimum 9 months and a maximum 18 months left until their earliest eligible release date.

The program is voluntary so you will need to apply to join and be willing to participate in all the different parts of the program.

How to apply

Interested participants will need to speak to their Department of Justice Case Management Coordinator for more information about being assessed as suitable for the program.

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