Where Two Ways Meet


This is the first major historical text on Australian community corrections. Dr Harley, in 2015, continues to be invited to speak to political and professional groups on the history of community corrections and offender management in New South Wales.

“Where Two Ways Meet” is a substantial dissertation encapsulating the historical development of two distinct organisations which became one. The Adult Probation Service and the Parole Service were both inaugurated in New South Wales in 1951 under the Crimes (Amendment) Bill. The establishment of these organisations into NSW was an eventual response to the crude legal systems which had operated since penal colonies began almost two centuries earlier. This dissertation contextualises the penal history and illustrates the methodologies of probation and parole progenitors.

Dr Harley’s work examines the changing roles of Probation Officers and Parole Officers over fifty years. It describes the systemic and legislative influences which contributed to the changes, and it also explores the organisational dynamics which occurred as a result. It describes the way parole and probation services have developed and augmented the criminal justice system and has attempted to provide a balanced examination of the contribution of this major community correctional organisation in New South Wales.



The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia
The following excerpt is taken from Dr Jay Harley’s work “Probation and Parole Services in New South Wales – Their organisational history and …” www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/i-plesman_segment.html

(PDF) Privatising Community Corrections
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – Vew as HTML … We thank … Dr Jay Harley, Phil Crossley, David Biles, Tony Hill … www.bond.edu.au/hss/criminology/PrivatiseRepot.pdf

(PDF) Model for contracting out community corrections
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat = View as HTML … I am indebted to Dr Harley, Probation and Parole Service … for her invaluable assistance in preparing … www.aic.gov.au/conferences/privatisation/bsmith.pdf

Corrective Services Bulletin: File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTML … Staff of the High Risk Management Unit, Goulburn Correctional Centre … Jay Harley … www.dcs.nsw.gov.au/information/bulletin.pdf

[Photo, above right] Michael Yabsley, MP and former Minister for Corrective Services, and Jay Harley discuss “Where Two Ways Meet”.