Welcome to the Life on Track website

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Life on Track is a voluntary service for defendants developed by the NSW Government. It aims to reduce reoffending by offering personalised support and case management to eligible and suitable defendants appearing at select Local Courts.

The service will adopt a strengths-based approach. This means it works with defendants and highlights defendants' individual skills and experiences.

Life on Track contacts some defendants to tell them about the service, and assess their eligibility and suitability to participate, before they attend court for the first time.

Life on Track also accepts referrals of defendants from lots of places including:

  • when a defendant refers themself
  • from a defendant's family member
  • from a defendant's lawyer
  • from the court
  • from other service providers
  • from the police.

In August 2013, Life on Track started in Bankstown, Kogarah and Sutherland Local Courts and Lismore, Ballina, Casino and Kyogle Local Courts.

Life on Track will be delivered by local non-government organisations. In the start-up sites, Mission Australia is the Life on Track provider. 

For more information about Life on Track, refer to About Life on Track.  

News and announcements

August 2013

19 August 2013: Life on Track commenced service delivery in the start-up sites of Bankstown, Sutherland, Kogarah and Lismore, Ballina, Casino and Kyogle.

July 2013

1 July 2013: Contracts have been executed between the Department of Attorney General and Justice (DAGJ) and Mission Australia for the delivery of Life on Track in the start-up sites.

June 2013

15 June 2013: New service to get offenders' lives on track