 Designed 1994 – Constructed 1995/96 – Commissioned 1997
 Primarily sentenced prisoners & remand prisoners in specialist...
Diversity at
Port Phillip Prison
35 bed Youth unit (Penhyn);
266 bed protection beds (Sirius units & Alex Nth
& Sth Units)...
Correctional Officer
 Manage prisoners in custody, to
administer custodial sentences
for assigned prisoners and
deliver a...
Port Phillip Prison recognises the vulnerability of
young offenders in an adult prison in terms of
physical, social and em...
Youth Prisoner Criteria
 All prisoners must be between the
ages of 18 to 25 with first
preference going to prisoners 18 t...
 To reduce the risk of suicide and self-harm
within the population of young offenders.
 To identify factors contributing...
Therapeutic and Offending
Behaviour Programs
• Grief and Loss.
• Coping with Anxiety
• Coping with Stress
• Coping with De...
KANGAN TAFE PROGRAMS
• Basic Cooking
• Basic English
• Basic
• Maths
• VCAL
• Industrial Cleaning
• Food Handling
• Comput...
“I want to prove to
myself and my
family that I can
achieve anything
in life”
“We’re able to
generate money and
donate back to the
community through
charities; it gives us
a sense of pride”
“Leadership to me is being a
role model and in command. To
make sure the team is doing the
right job with everything
runni...
www.dointime.org
“This project is unlike
anything I have
ever seen. I am
blown away by the
optimism and the
positive outlo...
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison
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Anne Hooker delivered this presentation at the 5th Annual Juvenile Justice Summit 2014. This Summit hears from key state government representatives and youth justice organisations on the significant issues moving forward for juvenile justice in Australia.

For more information, please visit http://www.communitycareconferences.com.au/juvenilejustice14

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Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison - The Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison

  1. 1.  Designed 1994 – Constructed 1995/96 – Commissioned 1997  Primarily sentenced prisoners & remand prisoners in specialist units – managing prisoners returned for courts/medical, reclassification;  989 capacity;  Currently 88% Sentenced - 12% Remand Prisoners;  16 Accommodation Units;  Operated by G4S under contract to the Department of Justice.
  2. 2. Diversity at Port Phillip Prison 35 bed Youth unit (Penhyn); 266 bed protection beds (Sirius units & Alex Nth & Sth Units); 35 bed State Management unit (Charlotte); 30 bed hospital for psych patients (St. Paul’s); 20 bed In-patient medical ward (St. John’s); 35 bed unit for Intellectually Impaired prisoners (Marlborough) - Joint Treatment Program; and 34 bed unit – Intermediate/Management.
  3. 3. Correctional Officer  Manage prisoners in custody, to administer custodial sentences for assigned prisoners and deliver a range of services, programs, activities and industries in an environment that encourages positive behaviour and attitudes leading to self directed rehabilitation. Youth Development Officer  Provide prisoners welfare support and enable participation in meaningful program activity. Unit Supervisor Plan, organise, lead and supervise the day to day operations of Port Phillip Prison within the prison services area. This role is responsible for ensuring conformance in the administration of the prison security and operation including compliance to all agreed Procedures, Operational Instructions and Emergency Orders.
  4. 4. Port Phillip Prison recognises the vulnerability of young offenders in an adult prison in terms of physical, social and emotional development. Our Mission is to reduce the risk of suicide and self harm to promote a pro-social environment, through an individual approach that enables the development of a positive outlook, emotional maturity and awareness of goal formation and resilience.
  5. 5. Youth Prisoner Criteria  All prisoners must be between the ages of 18 to 25 with first preference going to prisoners 18 to 21 years of age.  Prisoners must have a minimal history of prior incarceration in adult prison.  Prisoners will display a willingness to participate in the programs of the unit.  Prisoners must be willing to abide by unit rules and be of good behaviour. Prisoner Mentors • Provide support and guidance to young offenders. • Advise Youth Development Officer of appropriate program participation recommendations. • Encourage young offenders to actively participate in program activities within the unit, and within the programs and education areas of the prison. • Encourage young offenders to find and maintain employment in the prison. • Advise Youth Development Officer, and Unit Staff of any issues of concern relating to young offender safety, or good order of the Unit.
  6. 6.  To reduce the risk of suicide and self-harm within the population of young offenders.  To identify factors contributing to offending behaviour.  To provide a positive and supportive environment where meaningful change can occur.  To enhance the young person’s ability to effectively manage his life without re- offending.
  7. 7. Therapeutic and Offending Behaviour Programs • Grief and Loss. • Coping with Anxiety • Coping with Stress • Coping with Depression • Anger Control • Cognitive skills • ART – Aggressive Replacement Therapy • Preparation for Release Employment Skills • White Card Training • Resume Writing • Interview Skills • Basic Mechanics • Industrial First Aid • Pre- Apprenticeship Program • Second Step program with Toll • Industry Skill Programs
  8. 8. KANGAN TAFE PROGRAMS • Basic Cooking • Basic English • Basic • Maths • VCAL • Industrial Cleaning • Food Handling • Computers • Ceramics/Art • Horticulture • Occupational, Health and Safety Personal Development and Self Improvement •Communication Skills. •Consequential Thinking. •Anger Management. •Assertiveness Training. •Job Seeking Skills. •Music •Offending Behaviour •Budgeting Skills •Family and Relationship training •Drug and Alcohol. •Health and Basic Hygiene •Small Business program
  9. 9. “I want to prove to myself and my family that I can achieve anything in life”
  10. 10. “We’re able to generate money and donate back to the community through charities; it gives us a sense of pride”
  11. 11. “Leadership to me is being a role model and in command. To make sure the team is doing the right job with everything running smoothly”
  12. 12. www.dointime.org “This project is unlike anything I have ever seen. I am blown away by the optimism and the positive outlook that’s fostered here at Port Phillip Prison’s Youth Unit. I find it truly inspirational” Sir Richard Branson Virgin Group

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