UTurn Foundation Limited (UTurn) is a Charitable Foundation established with the following objectives:
To support the rehabilitation and social inclusion of offenders, their dependents and families and others in the Australian community.
To prevent crime, social disadvantage and social exclusion.
To provide relief to offenders, their dependents and their families who are suffering poverty, distress, misfortune, helplessness, social disadvantage or social exclusion through the provision of care, housing, education, assistance and support.
To operate and manage the provision of care and support services in community environments and provide care, support and assistance to offenders, their dependents and families, through the provision of employment, education and training services.
To develop, promote and implement associated services, programs, committees or other groups beneficial to the Company's objectives.
To raise funds by sponsorship, grant, donation or other method approved by the Board, in addition to membership fees, for its operation.
The Foundation has a board that consists of Grant Mossop, Sarah Paddick, Scott Charlton. Adrianne Petracaro Lachlan Mossop and Sarah Howat.
Our current initiatives
The first major initiative that UTurn has developed is the UTurn Construction Pathways Program.
The purpose of this program is to provide meaningful construction industry training within the prison environment along with associated accredited education, leading to real employment opportunities in the construction industry, by developing employment pathways through relationships with the private sector.
This program has been successfully implemented at the Adelaide Women’s Prison through the AWP Accommodation Upgrade Project. To date we have transitioned 6 women from our program, assisting them back into the community and into employment.
Our other successful initiative is the UTurn Coffee Caravan. This fully equipped van fitted out by Mossop, houses full café facilities that delivers quality barista coffee and toasted sandwiches to the contractors on the main redevelopment works site at the AWP – a site managed by Mossop and undertaking redevelopment works to the end of 2019. Assisted by a generous donation of equipment by KIK. A local social enterprise, the van is staffed by women who were formerly AWP residents from Community Corrections.
Below is a short documentary that tells the story of the UTurn Construction Pathways Program at the Adelaide Women’s Prison. Filmmaker: Marcella Hayward from Lucky Duck Productions. Copyright Totalspace Design.