One program that the Yalagan Group Training has spent an extensive period of time development is the REvive Correctional Centre day release program, where participants in the last year of their sentence are employed at BINGO and complete a certificate II in Process Manufacturing.
The Revive Program Work, Earn and Learn – Prison Rehabilitation program is an initiative aimed at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners to adjust to life back in the community both before and after their release from prison.
Revive is a day release work program that offers participants the opportunity to complete an industry relevant, paid traineeship as a full time employee; working with one of Yalagan Indigenous Corporation’s (YIC) corporate partners in the lead up to their release from prison.
The premise for the program is that participants work, earn and learn – a multi-faceted approach to improving outcomes for their transition from incarceration back into the community.
The Revive Program focuses on working towards the Closing the Gap Target number 10 – that adults are not overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Specifically, the program aims to reduce recidivism rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through addressing education, employment and economic disadvantage faced by those leave incarceration and returning back into community life.