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Diversionary programs - community residential facilities

Corrective Services manages residential facilities for men and women. In some instances the Courts order offenders to participate in a diversionary program at one of the residential facilities rather than go into custody.

The facilities include:

  • Miruma which opened in 2011 on the grounds of the Cessnock Correctional Complex. It is a residential community-based diversionary program for female offenders with co-existing disorders.

    Miruma aims to provide high level of effective case management to address offending behaviour and provide the female residents with the skills to be able to live independently and productively in the community.

    Phone: 02 4993 2212
    Fax: 02 4993 2249

  • Balund-a in Tabulam  is an innovative residential diversionary program for male offenders between 18 and 40 years of age.

    Phone: 02 6660 8600
    Fax: 02 6660 8636