Category Archives: Justice

Empowering Leaders Summit

My mission in life is to create positive reform in the criminal justice system. Sharing a snapshot of my journey at the Empowering Leaders Summit was a wonderful experience. The opportunity made possible by two amazing women Alexandra Egan and … Continue reading

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Highlights of 2019: No. 3: John Silvester’s Naked City article ‘Ex-crims talking crooks straight’.

The third significant memorable event of 2019 is thanks to John Silvester, legend Australian journalist and crime writer extraordinaire. Titled ‘Ex-crims talking crooks straight’ John tells my story, the catalyst for my Churchill Fellowship; how that led to Deakin University’s … Continue reading

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Highlights of 2019: No. 2: Victorian Custody Reference Group (VCRG)

In June, Rob Melasecca, long standing chair of the Victorian Custody Reference Group (VCRG) announced my appointment as his successor. Fotini Panagiotidis and Peter Rankin became joint deputy chairs and Rob Melasecca manager of communications and public relations. Rob has … Continue reading

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Highlights of 2019: No.1: The Straight Talking Peer Mentoring Program

As the year 2019 and 2nd decade of the 21st Century draws to a close I am delighted to share with you three memorable professional events. The first occurred in February. The implementation and delivery of the Deakin University Straight … Continue reading

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ABC prison stories with the personal Churchill Fellowship connection

The most significant memorable event of 2018 is thanks to the ABC and my former partner Craig, whom was the personal catalyst for my Churchill Fellowship. The ABC investigated and ran prison related stories in the lead up to the … Continue reading

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User Voice founder visits Australia to spread the peer led word

As the year 2018 draws to a close I am sharing two very memorable events. The first occurred in June 2018, when a Churchill Fellowship vision came to fruition. I met User Voice in London on the fifth day of my … Continue reading

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Peer-led mentoring program to break cycle of crime & imprisonment

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Reintegration Puzzle Conference 2017 (part 2)

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Radio Seeds broadcast on Friday 7th July focusing on the Reintegration Puzzle conference.

Radio Seeds is a project of Seeds of Affinity Pathways for Women , a non-profit, volunteer run community group that supports women to support each other upon their release from prison. Radio Seeds aim to support women in prison, and those … Continue reading

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Changing Systems from the Inside Out: a most successful Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Sydney, 21st – 23rd June 2017

Building on the user voice reform I was inspired beyond expectation on my Churchill Fellowship trip in 2015, the Reintegration Puzzle Conference convened by Deakin University, now in its 13th year and with the theme #changingsystemsfromtheinsideout has celebrated its best, most … Continue reading

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