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About Us

Supports children, young people and their families affected by parental involvement in the criminal justice system.

In Canberra we provide a Prison In-visits Program, offering activities to children and young people in the visiting area of the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Provides child/parent activity days quarterly allowing children and young people to spend an extended time period with their incarcerated parent, sharing a meal and engaging in fun activities in a relaxed environment.

Offers a Supported Children's Transport Service to enable children to visit their incarcerated parent with a trained and supportive worker or volunteer.

Also offers a Story Time program for eligible families, allowing detainees access to recordable storybooks for their children to take home.

Quick Facts About The Region

SHINE for Kids - Hume is located in the suburbs of Hume and Jerrabomberra, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.