Canberra’s new community guardian is already saving lives

The Strong Connected Neighbourhoods Program, delivered by Reclink, is targeted particularly at socially disengaged and isolated people, including those who have had contact with the criminal justice system or who are at risk of entering the system.

The program, previously called the High Density Housing Program, provides structured and unstructured support to high-needs public housing residents, including healthy lunches, life skills development and health checks.

Mr Ransome, the program’s on-the-ground manager since its inception on Ainslie Avenue in 2008, describes it as place-based justice reinvestment – bringing programs that strengthen communities and reduce crime to the same places as the people who need them.

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Source: The Canberra Times

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