the crest of a wave

Providing information, education and post-release support services for individuals in Maryborough Correctional Centre.

Services in-prison

We offer information and education for people sentenced in the Maryborough Correctional Centre and post-release support services in the community for people on parole.

 Bridges provides the following services in-prison:

  • Information and education on community and health services; 
  • Referrals prior to release to help address key issues that can lead to relapse on release, such as unstable housing, drug and alcohol issues, domestic violence and counselling;
  • Group information sessions for people on remand and sentenced; and
  • Goal setting and tailored individual plans.

Services in community

We provide the following services in the community:

  • Post-release support to former prisoners to achieve success on parole and stay out of prison.
  • Advocacy and access to services, including immediate support when at risk of relapse.

Refer to service

Referrals for the program are exclusively approved by Queensland Corrective Services. The service is voluntary in the prison and the community and managed through internal QCS processes. In some instances it may be a condition of parole. 

Service location

We deliver the program in the North Coast region covering the Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast regions, South West as far as Dalby and Miles and throughout the South Burnett region of Queensland.

Funding acknowledgement

Funded by the Queensland Corrective Services