Post Box 20, 27 Mulley Street, Holder 2611

02 6147 3369

Advocacy and support for families of detainees

Advocacy and support for families of detainees

Support for ex-offenders and people on community-based orders

Support for ex-offenders and people on community-based orders

Community Capacity Building Workshops

Community Capacity Building Workshops

Welcome to Tjillari Justice

Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation provides a range of support services, case management and programs to address the toxic stress and trauma that children and families experience when they have a parent involved in the justice system. The service uses a Family Justice Model, which builds on and draw out the strengths of families and community to manage issues associated with incarceration and, hopefully, to break the cycle of reoffending and recidivism.

Small Seeds Program

Sat Mar 2020

Helps to support incarcerated offenders to read to their children and encourages early childhood literacy...

'Surviving Out Side'

Sat Mar 2020

A holistic and responsive life-skills based program which is underpinned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Galambany Circle

Sat Mar 2020

Providing support to people appearing before the Galambany Circle Sentencing Court.

Vision and Aims

That all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system live free from violence and discrimination, benefit from adequate living standards, are treated with dignity and respect and are empowered to secure and preserve their individual rights.


Develop and deliver programs that empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their own lives through addressing their immediate needs


Reduce the recidivism rate of imprisoned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people by engaging families and community in a family justice model of service delivery.


Develop longer terms and stable support mechanisms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in general.


Educate the community, families and Government agencies on the impact that parental involvement with the justice system has on children

Tjillari Justice has been fortunate to be included in the Magabala Books Small Seeds program which supports early childhood literacy and ensures children across Australia have access to culturally relevant books. Magabala Books provides gift book packs to organisations where children may have limited access to books.

The Seeds program works as follow:

  • Magabala Books sends us a range of children’s books for offenders to read to their children.
  • We record fathers reading to their children
  • Children are provided with the books and the sound of their father reading it to them.

This program creates impact in two ways: It is a way of teaching literacy to both the fathers and the children; and it gives them a purpose for learning to read.

How can you help?

Contact us to help support this project. Donations will go to purchasing materials and helping to record the stories.

Workshop and Training Room Facilities

Customised and Designed Learning Solutions