The Committee will explore the adequacy of policies and services to assist the children affected by parental incarceration in Victoria. It will consider available models in Victoria and other jurisdictions and examine their effectiveness.
The Committee will report back to Parliament by 1 July 2022.
Self-referenced by the Committee on 20 December 2021
That the Legal and Social Issues Standing Committee inquire into and report, by 1 July 2022, on the adequacy of policies and services to assist the children of imprisoned parents in Victoria, with particular reference to:
(a) the social, emotional and health impacts on affected children;
(b) what policies exist and what services are available, including consideration of those in other jurisdictions;
(c) how effective these services are, including —
(i) consideration of evaluation of work already done in this area; and
(ii) identifying areas for improvement.
Children of incarcerated parents the invisible victims of crime: Report
Justice | 4 August 2022
New report recommends Victoria create an agency to respond to children and families of people affected by parental incarceration.
Array of questions during committee forum
Society | 14 July 2022
Members of the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee have responded to a range of community questions during an online forum about their work.