Corrective Service NSW (CSNSW)


Initial Transitional Services (ITS)


arbias Initial Transition Support (ITS) services in partnership the Australian Community Service Organisation (ACSO) to people who have high complex needs post release from prison and state-wide across NSW.

The service is funded by Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) and whilst arbias is the lead agency the services will be implemented and delivered in true partnership by supporting each other through training and secondary consultancy in the respective areas of expertise, arbias Acquired Brain Injury, Intellectual Disability and Alcohol and other Drug issues and ACSO Mental Health and  Alcohol and other Drug issues and Intellectual Disability.

The service will be delivered across 17 sites statewide:

arbias                                                                        ACSO

o   Bathurst                                                             Campbelltown

o   Kempsey                                                             Dubbo

o   Lismore                                                               Wollongong

o   Mt Druitt                                                            Wagga Wagga

o   Parramatta

o   Wyong


arbias successfully tendered to  expand this service which now includes:

  • Leichhardt
  • Taree
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Goulburn
  • Grafton
  • Gosford
  • Nowra

The direct support is provided by a Case Worker at each site in collaboration with a Corrective Service (NSW) Case Manager. Case Workers are supported by the arbias Client Services Manager NSW- Faisal Arain