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North Parramatta, NSW Australia
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  • SHINE for Kids has 66 Employees.(?)
  • SHINE for Kids grew their employee count by 29% last year.
  • SHINE for Kids currently has 1 job openings.

SHINE for Kids is the only national charity in Australia that works solely to support the children of incarcerated parents. We work to lessen the effects of imprisonment on children and families - and consequently to reduce the likelihood of reoffending - through support, case management and information. We advocate for the rights of children at all levels and believe that our services are needed now more than ever. SHINE believes in the power of early intervention. Our services focus on collaborating with government and other community organisations to reduce the harmful effects of parental imprisonment on children and young people. There are many things unique to children of prisoners, including the trauma and shame associated with having a parent imprisoned, fear of being ostracised, the fragmentation of care arrangements and a sense of grief and isolation. In many cases children are encouraged not to tell others about their parent and so are left guarding a terrible secret. In other cases children are not informed of their parent's imprisonment and need to deal with their unexplained departure. Having a parent go into prison often triggers a move to a new community and a new school and leads to the severing of social ties and support networks. It can also impact family, housing and financial stability. SHINE offers a range of services to children, young people and their families to help maintain family connection, help parents respond to the needs of their children, and help children and young people engage in school and build the confidence, skills and resilience that they need to thrive. Our programs work to reduce family fragmentation, reduce adult recidivism, as well as the likelihood of children transitioning into the child protection and/or justice systems. SHINE for Kids employs over 40 staff, is led by a Board of Directors and supported by a network of almost 200 volunteers. We have offices in NSW, ACT, VIC & QLD.