Planning for the future

Ngalla Maya is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to reduce the number of Aboriginal people in custody in Western Australia. Its programs target at risk youths and help people being released from prison to reintegrate successfully into society.

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Ngalla Maya is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to reduce the number of Aboriginal people in custody in Western Australia. Its programs target at risk youths and help people being released from prison to reintegrate successfully into society.

Currently running on volunteer time, Ngalla Maya is hoping to employ full time staff to deliver its Reintegration Program.

 ICV volunteers have helped develop a business case to improve its chances of securing longer term funding for these vital services.

Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades outlines

"We need an approach that starts to address the underlying causes of crime and starts to divert resources away from imprisonment and into local communities. This is a justice reinvestment approach that suggests that both early intervention and community responses are necessary to achieving long-term change."