Correct Care has been contracted to provide primary health services in the new Ravenhall Correctional Centre.
Opening in November 2017, Ravenhall is a medium-security men’s prison in Melbourne’s west. This modern facility plays a significant role in the Victorian corrections system, enhancing community safety by securely and humanely containing prisoners and providing programs and services designed to reduce reoffending. Initially accommodating 1,000 prisoners, the prison is expected to house 1,300 prisoners by the end of 2018.
Correct Care will deliver the same range of health services at Ravenhall as is available in all other public prison locations, with the addition of 10 subacute medical beds located within the health centre. Our service delivery will focus on:
- prisoners with a mental illness
- prisoners with challenging behaviours
- younger prisoners
- Indigenous prisoners
- prisoners serving shorter sentences
- providing pre- and post-release services
- reducing recidivism.
Forensicare will provide forensic mental health services at the prison. Key alliance partners, including Kangan Institute, YMCA, The Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place Association and Melbourne City Mission, will deliver programs and services both in custody and post-release.