“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – Radio Project Giving Voices to Women Exiting the Justice System in Tasmania
About the Project
The Consumer Advisory Group representing women exiting the justice system in Tasmania in collaboration with Women’s Health Tasmania (WHT) have created the radio show “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” to allow for women with lived experience to tell their stories.
Women in prison are one of the most marginalised groups in our society; facing disadvantages throughout their lives. The Just Support Project Report written by Iona Johnson for WHT has found that women exiting prison in Tasmania are highly likely to offend again (at a rate of up to 50%) and gave recommendations on more effective services to support them on release to reduce re-offending.
The aim of the radio project is to increase public awareness of the issues facing women exiting the justice system, promote why women need support on release and encourage the implementation of positive support strategies.
The programs will include personal interviews with women with lived experiences and a group discussion between women passionate about the topic focusing on the issues and potential solutions. The project has offered women who have exited the justice system an opportunity to increase their confidence by learning about the broader context of their experience and developing skills including advocacy, radio production and communication.
For more information on the project please contact Women’s Health Tasmania
Phone: (03) 62 313 212