SHINE for Kids works with and for young Australians affected by family member involvement in the criminal justice system. They support them and help create hope, inspiring them to reach their potential, nurturing their growth and empowering them to succeed.
They do this by providing advocacy and various other services for the children of imprisoned parents and their families. A core focus in providing this support is their belief in the power of early intervention to stem some of the negative effects of parental imprisonment.These negative effects include:
- family poverty
- breakdown in family relationships
- children’s inability to thrive in a social and educational setting
- discrimination faced by children and their families due to the imprisonment of a parent.
If you’d like to help this great organisation and get involved in the community, then check out below for opportunities they are offering!