KOORI WOMEN'S DIVERSION PROGRAM

The Koori Women's Diversion Program assists with diverting Koori women from deepening contact with the Criminal Justice system.


The program provides referral pathways into programs and services to reduce Koori women offending, reoffending or having contact with the Justice System as well as supporting Koori Women on justice orders.

Koori women are assisted to navigate the justice system and broader service system by delivering an intensive case management model.  Each individual has the opportunity to discuss her individual needs, which may include:

  • Homelessness and/or unstable accommodation
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse/misuse
  • Mental illness
  • Family violence
  • Child abuse and/or neglect
  • Lowe levels of education
  • Unemployment
  • Lack of income security
  • Disconnection from family, culture and community.



Each participant will have a case plan developed and will be assisted in connecting with the right programs for their needs.

The Koori Women's Diversion Program also offers an Art Healing Program called Wittha.  This program was developed to assist with grief and loss through art.

Those participants on Community Corrections Orders can do this program as part of their community work and donate posts to the graves of community members who don't have a headstone, as part of a process of giving back and showing respect.

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9/10/2020

Chilly art at Robinvale

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2/10/2020

Lockdown brings out NAIDOC winner’s artistic side

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1/10/2020

Letter of Introduction - Jill Gallagher

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30/09/2020

Save the Date for our AGM - Saturday November 28, 2020

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24/09/2020

Focus on fresh food collaboration

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EVENTS
22/10/2020
Starting October 22

Young Women's Program (Mildura)

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28/11/2020
Saturday November 28 11 am

MDAS AGM 2020

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JOBS
Swan Hill

Caseworker Prevention/Early Intervention (Swan Hill)

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Swan Hill

Trainee - Health Promotions Officer** (Swan Hill)

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Swan Hill

Aboriginal Health Worker Trainee - SEWB** (Swan Hill)

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Mildura

Caseworker Aboriginal Stronger Families (Mildura)

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Mildura

Caseworker Homelessness Services (Mildura)

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MILDURA
120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

SWAN HILL
70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

KERANG
9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

ROBINVALE
77 Perrin St Robinvale
Phone (03) 4013 2000


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