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Here you can read about real life case studies Outcare has undertaken as part of their range of justice and reintegration programs. Please note, actual names have been changed for privacy reasons.

Our stories

Hear from the clients who have battled various hardships and made it to the other side with the support of Outcare.

Sharbanee Family

Dr Carey on supporting ‘invisible victims’ of incarceration

Shannon’s story

Shannon* is a 14 year old girl from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. When she was referred to Outcare she had a history of self-harm, violence towards…

John’s story

John* is a young Aboriginal man initially referred to Outcare because of his ongoing offending behaviour. He is one of five siblings and while growing up had experienced both his…

Hannah’s story

Hannah* is a 16 year old girl who had been living in family environment where she was exposed to domestic violence and illicit drug use. Both parents suffered from addiction…

Sarah’s story

Sarah* is a 27-year-old mother of two who has struggled with severe addiction issues. She was first exposed to drug and alcohol use at the age of 13 and has been victim to…

Jacob’s story

Jacob* is a young Indigenous man living with multiple intellectual disabilities. He began to engage in substance abuse as a child and became heavily dependent on daily…

Jordan’s story

When Jordan*, a 28-year-old indigenous man, was first referred to Outcare he was serving a 10 year sentence in prison. As a child, Jordan had experienced significant…

Joanne’s story

Joanne was my first client. I met her at Boronia Pre-Release Centre for Women on my first solo visit as a case manager. I heard her before I saw her – greeting the entire prison…

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