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.
Almost half the people released from prison will be back within two years
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
Need more details? Contact us. Our team is dedicated to empowering people with an experience of incarceration to restart their lives