New Employment Services Trial (NEST) - Servicing Pre-release Prisoners
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Under the Australian Government’s Pre-release Prisoner (PRP) initiative, New Employment Services Trial (NEST) Services are available to eligible prisoners while they are incarcerated.
The PRP initiative under the New Employment Services Trial Deed 2019–2022 aims to maximise employment support for people while they are incarcerated and following their release. Participation is intended to reduce former prisoners’ reliance on welfare after leaving prison by improving their job search skills and helping them build connections with employers at the earliest opportunity.
This guideline explains what NEST Providers (Providers) are required to do in servicing Pre-release Prisoners.
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14 November 2019