Jesuit Social Services

Social policy responses

Read: Jesuit Social Services’ statement on Victorian law and order social policy 

 

2015

The Living Conditions of People Seeking Asylum in Australia


Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work


Victorian Government's What's Important to YOUth?


Victorian Government's Employment Programs Review

Read Jesuit Social Services' response to the Employment Programs Review (October 2015)


An escalating problem: Responding to the increased remand of children in Victoria


Victoria's next 10-year mental health strategy


Mental Health and Drug Treatment Services

 


Too much too young: Raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12


 
 

 


Policy platforms

Building a just and safe NSW

 


Royal Commission into Family Violence



2014

 

Rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria

 


Competition Policy Review

 


Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload Inquiry



State election policy platforms (October 2014)

A criminal justice system that builds a safer community

Youth Justice - strengthening our appraoch

Taking action to support people with mental illness and other complex needs


Review of Australia's Welfare System

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Review of Australia's Welfare System (August 2014)


National Children's Commissioner Inquiry into Intentional Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in Children

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the National Children's Commissioner Inquiry (June 2014)


Australian Human Rights Commission National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention


Needs, Deeds or Disadvantage: What do youth justice and child protection have in common?

View presentation by Julie Boffa, Senior Policy Officer, to Connections UnitingCare Conference (May 2014)


Senate Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (May 2014)


Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry

 

2013

Victorian State Budget 2014-15


Truth, Justice and Healing Council – Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out of Home Care

Read Jesuit Social Services' response to Consultation Draft, Issues Paper 4 – Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out of Home Care (November 2013)


Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly 'ice', in Victoria 

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee of the Victorian Parliament (October 2013)



Stronger Futures Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy 

Atyenhenge-atherre Aboriginal Corporation and Jesuit Social Services' joint letter to Minister Macklin (July 2013)


Victoria Police Community Consultation: Field Contact Policy and Cross Cultural Training 


Raising The Age Of Criminal Responsibility: Options for Reform in Australia

Presentation by Michael Livingstone at Australasian Youth Justice Conference (May 2013)


Thinking Outside: Improving responses to children who experience remand 

Presentation by Jesuit Social Services' CEO, Julie Edwards, at Australasian Youth Justice Conference (May 2013)


Northern Territory Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill 2013 

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Northern Territory Government (May 2013)


Discussion Paper Towards A More Effective and Sustainable Community Services System

Read Jesuit Social servicess' submission towards the Victorian Government Service Sector Reform Project (April 2013)


Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission - Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia (March 2013) 

Melbourne, Lets Talk About The Future – Discussion Paper



Employment Services –  building on success – issues paper

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Department of Education and Workplace Relations - Building on success – Issues paper (March 2013) 


Reforming support to vulnerable young people: scoping a new approach

Practical Lessons, Fair Consequences – Improving Diversion for Young People in Victoria 

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Practical Lessons, Fair Consequences - Imporiving Diversion for Young People in Victoria (October 2012)


Inquiry of the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy'

 


The adequacy of the allowance payment system for jobseekers and others, the appropriateness of the allowance payment system as a support into work and the impact of the changing nature of the labour market


Frank Brennan SJ on refugee policy


Pathways to a new Victorian Public Housing Framework


Draft Victorian State Disability Plan

Australia's 20 year search for the right asylum policy

 


Recognising early triggers for action to improve outcomes for young people in the justice system



Nothern Territory Draft Care and Protection of Children (Therapeutic Orders) Amendment Bill 2012

 



State Government of Victoria: State Budget April 2012


Australian Council of Trade Unions: Independent inquiry into insecure work in Australia

Read the Jesuit Social Services' submission into the Independent inquiry into insecure work in Australia.


 

Victorian Government Parliamentary Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with Mental Illness.

 

Read the Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Victorian Government Parliamentary Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with Mental Illness.


2011

Respecting the value dignity and rights of each person Submission - Northern Territory Parliamentary select committee on Youth suicide

Read the Jesuit Social Services' submission into Respecting the value dignity and rights of each person - Northern Territory Parliamentary select committee on Youth suicide


Whole-of-government Victorian alcohol and drug strategy - Department of Health (Victoria)




2011 Senate Inquiry into Australia's Immigration Detention Network

Read the Jesuit Social Services submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's Immigration Detention Network (August 2011)


 

2011 Review of Northern Territory Youth Justice System

Read the Jesuit Social Services submission to the Northern Territory Government's Review of the Youth Justice System (July 2011)



Study into the introduction of statutory minimum setences


 

Protecting the rights of the most disadvantaged

 

 

Inquiry into security and violence in hospitals

Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to the Victorian Government's Inquiry into Security and Violence in Hospitals (June 2011)

Jesuit Social Services thought it important to have a say about this issue on behalf of our participants who sometimes present to emergency departments in crisis, whether that be due to alcohol or drug misuse, a mental health crisis or a combination of them both. Jesuit Social Services calls on the Government to provide more training for security guards to better deal with young people in crisis, the consideration of a volunteer squad to assist young people while they're waiting to be seen, and more resources to the CATT mental health teams.


 

Protecting the rights of the most disadvantaged

 

 

Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry


 
2010 


 

Catholic Identity and Culture in Catholic Community Services Organisations

Read Esther's Voice background papers on"Catholic Identity and Culture in Catholic Community Services Organisations". (2010) 

Download Part One
 


2009


 

Protecting the rights of the most disadvantaged

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the National Human Rights Consultation (2009)


 

Apology, one year on - 13th February 2009

Jesuit Social Services joins many across the nation in commemorating the first anniversary of the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's apology to members of the Stolen Generations. One year on, the speech remains a watershed in relations between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians. The anniversary is a time to reflect on what we have done over the past year towards eliminating the major disadvantages that continue to face Indigenous people in health, housing, education and employment, and a reminder of the challenges ahead. The apology will not have meaning outside concrete improvements in the lives of Indigenous people, families and communities. Our involvement in supporting young Indigenous people involved with the justice system is a constant reminder of how far we still have to go to create a just society for all Australians.

For further information and resources:

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

Reconciliation Australia

The National Close the Gap campaign, including details of the National Close the Gap Day


2008


 

Towards a more youth friendly Victoria


A bridge that leads the way to many other bridges

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the Parliament of Victoria - Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 'Inquiry into Strategies to Prevent High Volume Offending by Young People' (2008)



Aiming high for carbon pollution reduction with fairness for people and families living on low incomes

Better understanding and appreciation of the not-for-profit sector in Australia

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics 'Inquiry into the Disclosure Regimes for Charities and Not-for-profit Organisations'  (2008)



The literacy and numeracy gap for disadvantaged young people

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the Australian Government's Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program Services consultation (2008)


A whole-of-life approach to young people's mental health

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the Victorian Government's 'Because mental health matters' consultation (2008)


 

Employment and a life of social and economic participation for all

Read Jesuit Social Services submission to the Australian Government's National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy consultation (2008) 


 

2007 


  

Remembering a Hanging

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Remembering a Hanging Norden, P. (2007)



Strategies to promote the Social Movement of Restorative Justice in Corrections

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: Strategies to promote the Social Movement of Restorative Justice in Corrections Griffiths, M. (2007)


 

Finding a balance: Issues in a partnership between a non-government organisation and African refugee communities

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: Finding a balance: Issues in a partnership between a non-government organisation and African refugee communities Guinness, C. (2007)


 

Model for responding effectively to young people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement:  Model for responding effectively to young people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs (2007)


 

Renovating our housing system for affordability and sustainability's sake

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Renovating our housing system for affordability and sustainability's sake Tuohey, A. (2007)


 

Jesuit Social Services' submission to Stronger Community Organisations Project

 Read Jesuit Social Services' submission to Stronger Community Organisations Project Tuohey, A. (2007)


 

Sudanese, like other refugees, deserve the best chance to settle here

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Sudanese, like other refugees, deserve the best chance to settle here Tuohey, A. (2007)


 

2006



Submission by Jesuit Social Services to the Senate Inquiry into Mental Health

Read Jesuit Social Services Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Mental Health (2006)


 

A Policy Discussion Paper on the Development of a Young Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing Program in Victoria

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: A Policy Discussion Paper on the Development of a Young Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing Program in Victoria (2006)


 

Catholic Social Services Annual Conference - National Poverty Week

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Address: Catholic Social Services Annual Conference - National Poverty Week Norden, P. (2006)


 

Christian Teaching Opposes the Death Penalty

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Christian Teaching Opposes the Death Penalty Norden, P. (2006)


 

Comparing the cost effectiveness of Australia's Work for the Dole with the UK's New Deal for Young People

Read Research Article: Comparing the cost effectiveness of Australia's Work for the Dole with the UK's New Deal for Young People Gu, J. (2006)



Development of A Young Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing Proposal for Victoria

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Development of A Young Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing Proposal for Victoria Griffiths, Mark. (2006)


 

The Community Within & Without: The Role of Reflection in Restorative Justice

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: The Community Within & Without: The Role of Reflection in Restorative Justice Griffiths, Mark. (2006)


 

Community Partnerships in Highrise Estates

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: Community Partnerships in Highrise Estates Guinness, C. (2006)


 

2005



HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Region

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Region Norden, P. (2005)


 

Is there a Jesuit Response to the HIV Epidemic?

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Is there a Jesuit Response to the HIV Epidemic? Norden, P. (2005)


 

Caring for our Co-Morbid youth

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Caring for our Co-Morbid youth Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

New Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2005

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: New Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2005 Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

A Lifetime Without Work

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: A Lifetime Without Work Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Education: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Education: Breaking the Poverty Cycle Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Social Justice and Society

Read Jesuit Social Services Address to Xavier College: Social Justice and Society Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

A part-time 'Working Nation'?

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: A part-time 'Working Nation'? Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Enough work to go round

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Enough work to go round Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Reconciliation: in or out of step?

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Reconciliation: in or out of step? Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Advancing Australia Fair

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Advancing Australia Fair Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Vote 1 No More Poverty

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Vote 1 No More Poverty Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Training for Work is more Effective than Working for the Dole

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Training for Work is more Effective than Working for the Dole Martyn, Tim. (2005)


 

Mutual Trust: an alternative to 'mutual obligation' in Australian aid

Read Jesuit Social Services Research Paper: Mutual Trust: an alternative to 'mutual obligation' in Australian aid Nguyen, Minh. (2005)


 

Bail Act Review Submission

Read Jesuit Social Services Submission to the 2005 Bail Act Review: Bail Act Review Submission Currie, Mark. (2005)


 

2004


 

Early Intervention Parenting Program

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Early Intervention Parenting Program Jenkin, C & Jewell, P. (2004)


 

NSW Poverty Forum - 'Education and Poverty'

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper:NSW Poverty Forum - 'Education and Poverty' Vinson, Tony. (2004)


 

Prison is Not a Healthy Place

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: Prison is Not a Healthy Place Norden, P. (2004)


 

Australia's System of Institutionalised Child Abuse

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Australia's System of Institutionalised Child Abuse: Life Behind Razor Ribbon Wire for Children Norden, P. (2004)


 

Restorative Justice Presentation

Read Jesuit Social Services Presentation: Restorative Justice Powerpoint Presentation (2004)


 

Working with serious violent crime using restorative justice conferencing

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Working with serious violent crime using restorative justice conferencing Griffiths, M. (2004)


 

Mobilising Community Participation

Read Jesuit Social Services Communities Together Publication: Mobilising Community Participation (2004)


 

Restorative Justive: a new vision for criminal justice

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Restorative Justice: a new vision for criminal justice Norden, P. (2004)


 

2003



Solemates Final Report

Read Jesuit Social Services Project Report: Solemates - A volunteer home visiting program for isolated sole parents Jenkin, C. (2003)


 

Barriers to Employment: why jobs are hard to get if you live in high rise estates in the City of Yarra

Read Jesuit Social Services Research Report: Barriers to Employment  Holdcroft, D. (2003)



2002



Me & My Family Program Facilitator Manual

Read Jesuit Social Services Program Manual: Me & My Family Program Facilitator Manual McNally, J. & Van Der Bossche, E. (2002)


 

Repairing Relationships Behind Walls

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Repairing Relationships Behind Walls Tehan, M. & Vinson, T. (2002)


 

Men & Family Relationships

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Men & Family Relationships McNally, J. (2002)


 

The City of Yarra Public Housing Drug Education Project

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: The City of Yarra Public Housing Drug Education Project Guiness, C. (2002)



P(ART)icipation and Social Change

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Paper: P(ART)icipation and Social Change Thiel, M. & Marsden, S. (2002)


 

Unemployment and the Impact of Globalisation

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Unemployment and the Impact of Globalisation (2002)


 

Globalisation and International Debt

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Globalisation and International Debt (2002)


 

Globalisation Report

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Globalisation Report 30 May 2002  (2002)


 

Globalisation Workshop Manila

Read Global Economy and Cultures Project Report: Globalisation Workshop Manila April 2002 (pdf) (2002)


 

The Outdoor Experience

Read Jesuit Social Services Research Paper: The Outdoor Experience: a journey into the world of relationship Conway, J. (2002)



2001


 

Repairing relationships Behind Walls

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Repairing Relationships Behind Walls Vinson, T. (2001)


 

Heroin as a Form of Self-Medication

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Heroin Use as a Form of Self- Medication Norden, P. (2001)


 

Unequal in Health: access to comprehensive health services

Read Jesuit Social Services Publication: Unequal in Health: access to comprehensive health services Vinson, T. (2001)



1999


 

The Diversion of Young Offenders

Read Jesuit Social Services Policy Statement: Diversion of Young Offenders Murray, D. (1999)


 

The Question of Bail and Remand 

Jesuit Social Services Research Report: The Question of Bail and Remand Kiely, M. (1999)


 

A Juvenile Justice Workshop

Read Jesuit Social Services Workshop Report: Juvenile Justice Workshop (1999)


 

Unequal in Life: the distribution of social disadvantage in Victoria and New South Wales

Read Jesuit Social Services Publication: Unequal in Life: the distribution of social disadvantage in Victoria and New South Wales Vinson, T. (1999)



General Practice Environments

Read Research Report: General Practice Environments Lausberg, S. (1999)


 

Assessment of Service Needs for Young People and Families

Read Jesuit Social Services Research Report: Assesment of Service Needs for Young People and Families Digney, K. (1999)


 

1998



Connexions: An Integrated Service for Marginalised Young People

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Connexions: An Integrated Service for Marginalised Young People (1998)


 

Workers, Unions and the Unemployed

Read Jesuit Social Services Conference Address: Workers, Unions and the Unemployed Norden, P. (1998)


 

1997


 

Pentridge Prison Tours: From solitude to sociability

Read Jesuit Social Services Report: Pentridge Prison Tours: From solitude to sociability Vinson, T. (1997)


 

1996



Signs of Hope: A Catholic health care response to youth suicide

Read Jesuit Social Services Research Paper: Signs of Hope: A catholic health care response to young suicide Murray, D. & Tehan, M. (1996)


 

Program for parents

Read an Executive Summary of Evaluation by the Centre for Adolescent Health:  Program for parents (1998)


 

1995



A vision for criminal justice

Read Jesuit Social Services Presentation: Making Thing Right: A vision for criminal justice Norden, P. (1995)

 

Read Jesuit Social Services' Social Policy Responses for 2013

 
 
 
 
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