17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Amy Grady

Housing Pathways Program (Courts) Program Manager
The Salvation Army

I have been working within the Justice, Housing and Homelessness sectors since 2009. I started with the Department of Justice in Consumer Affairs Victoria then moved to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the Housing Advice and Assistance Team. From here I worked with Melbourne City Mission as the first Housing Information and Support Worker at the then newly opened Ravenhall Correctional Centre.

In 2018, I began my career journey at The Salvation Army, in what is now known as the Housing Pathways Program – Prisons, which I have worked in as a frontline worker, Team Leader and Manager.

The Housing Pathways Program – Prisons saw immense change and expansion over the last five years. From an initial staffing level of 7, it grew to 15 with an additional four correctional centres and the Enhanced Housing Pathways Program joining the service.

In 2023, The Salvation Army was successful in its tender for the provision of housing support services with Court Services Victoria and the Housing Pathways Program – Courts was created. This program is a statewide service that delivers housing placement and related housing support services including case management to participants in programs of the Specialist Courts and Programs divisions of the Magistrates’ Court Victoria and County Court Victoria.

Summary of employment
2018 IAP Worker – Housing Pathways Program
2019 Team Leader – Housing Pathways Program
2022 Manager – Housing Pathways Program
2023 Manager – Housing Pathways Program (Courts)

Current Education
Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management

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