• Organisation

Brady House

Details

Brady House was run by the Mission of St James and St John in partnership with the Church of England Men’s Society in Strathmore from 1964. It was a hostel for young men, including those recently released from prison. It closed in 1978.

Brady House had a quota of reserved placements for young men recently released from prison. This was to assist them with readjusting to community life ‘outside’.

In 1975, Brady House introduced work-release of prisoners, which was a means of introducing the prisoner to the outside world, ‘so that he or she can gradually become used to the stresses and strains of work and/or family life whilst supported by an understanding programme’. Most participants in this program at Brady House stayed for about 3 months (Social Welfare Department annual report, 1975-76, p.7).

With the closing of Brady House in 1978, very few prisoners in Victoria participated in the work-release program (Department of Community Welfare Services annual report, 1978-79, p.54).

  • From

    1964

  • To

    1978

  • Alternative Names

    Brady House CEMS Hostel

Locations

  • 1964 - 1978

    Brady House was located in Strathmore (Pascoe Vale), Victoria (Building Unknown)

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