workRestart is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to

empower people with an experience of incarceration to re-start

their lives and positively contribute to the community they live in.

We do this by:

All profits are reinvested into supporting social enterprises that employ people on their release.

The real-world jobs provide a pathway that prepares incarcerated people for a new life upon release.  Our aim is to improve prisoners’ chances of securing stable employment, significantly reducing the rate of re-offending and helping to build a safer community.

 

46%

recidivism

7.8%

recidivism

Almost half the people released from prison will be back within two years

Our impact

WHAT WE DO

Our team is dedicated to empowering ex-offenders to restart their lives through employment and education. We do this in three main areas.

 
BECOME A 'BUSINESS BEHIND BARS'

Interested to move a section of your organisation 'inside'?  We'll work with you to match your needs to your 'inside' workforce. You provide on the job training and real-world work experience to the people in your team.

What would make you a good fit?

  • Having a social focus as part of your business

  • Sourcing non-time critical /non-urgent work you can move onsite

  • Ability to work with us to develop training and up-skilling for your team

  • Willingness to look at employing people in your team once released

 

How it works:

workRestart engages and supports all our businesses operating behind bars.

Work with you to understand your business needs

Review your business to ensure suitability

Help you get started with us & Queensland Corrective Services

Assist with workspace layout and process documentation

Help you select your prisoner workforce

Support your ongoing needs

"I'd never heard that I was good at something before" (R.C.)

 

"It's like there's a light at the end of the tunnel for me. I can see there are other options available to me" (M.Y)

 

I've just applied for a job, the interview was a bit scary, but I've got the job. I can't believe it."  (D.M.)

BE INVOLVED IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
 
CONTACT US

Need more details? Contact us. Our team is dedicated to empowering people with an experience of incarceration to restart their lives

 

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