Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Women In Prison Advocacy Network (Wipan) Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Womens Justice Network (WJN)
  • Women's Justice Network (WJN)
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
General activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Employment and training
  • Law and legal services
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Research
  • Social services
  • Other recreation and social club activity
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Working with some of the communities most marginalised and disadvantaged groups, WIPAN have empowered many women and female youth affected by the criminal justice system to make real and significant life change, resulting in higher education and job and skills training, that would not otherwise have occurred by delivering a specialist mentoring service and advocacy services. As a result of these services 93% of WIPAN's clients have not reoffended or returned to prison between July 2014 & Nov 2015 and as such our charity has been significant in preventing further crime and reducing the recidivism rates of women and female youth in the Sydney and Inner West locations of Sydney.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • Women
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • People with disabilities
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • Victims of crime
  • Pre/post release offenders and their families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Unemployed persons
  • Other
    • WIPAN have assisted and supported Family members and children of women who have been in prison or have been released from prison. WIPAN have also provided free internships to many law and social science students from the University of NSW, Sydney University and UTS to enable them to finalise their practical components of their degrees.

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 72
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Victoria

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 January 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Donations and bequests
Government grants
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
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Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate