Raw, vulnerable, sad and funny, it shares stories of transformation and hope by young people who have been incarcerated and those that support them.
It does not focus on, or glorify, the crime. Rather, it challenges perceptions, breaks down stereotypes and humanises the experience of those who have found themselves in this situation. Most importantly it creates conversations and awareness around youth justice and rehabilitation.
Producers and hosts, Mick Cronin and Mark Wilson, developed and launched Time to ReBuild in December 2020. They wanted to tell the stories of those they work with each day through the social enterprise YMCA ReBuild, starting from within the walls of Ravenhall Correctional Centre to re-integration into the community.
Meet the Time to ReBuild hosts
Mark creates positive change for disadvantaged youth through education and training programs. He has worked with homeless young people and for the YMCA Bridge Project, as well as on the Work Readiness and Life Skills Program at Ravenhall Correctional Centre.
Mick is passionate about youth justice and social enterprise and has worked in youth services for almost 20 years. He is a strong advocate for social change through social enterprise and supporting career pathways for young people in the justice system.
Meet some of the legends smashing through barriers and rebuilding their lives.
An auto-immune disease, failing uni grades and financial difficulty led to Rohan ending up in prison at 23. Now he’s steering his life in a positive direction.
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Saute entered prison at 21 years old and had to choose between a life of crime and a life of purpose. Listen to his inspiring story.
What makes two siblings head in opposing directions? Shayma works in the justice system and her brother ends up in prison. They talk us through their experiences.
What's it really like working in a prison? Hear how four different women forged careers in the prison system, the triumphs and challenges they experience, and what it means to be a female leader.
Behind the scenes at Time to ReBuild
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How can I support YMCA ReBuild?
As well as listening to our podcast, you can support the YMCA ReBuild shop.
Find unique, ethically made woodwork pieces crafted by YMCA ReBuild participants. Shop wooden toys, games, gifts, wooden outdoor chairs, homewares and more.
YMCA ReBuild participants are trained in woodwork as part of the trade and employability skills program that we run at Ravenhall Correctional Centre. All proceeds from our shop are invested back into YMCA ReBuild, supporting the work we do.