Tag Archives: Mentoring

An innovative trial of peer mentor support for ex-prisoners to break the cycle of recidivism.

Great news! My Churchill Fellowship  research has now come to life in Australia! As we know, in overseas jurisdictions, ex-prisoners who have reformed contribute to reducing re-offending by mentoring newly released prisoners and advising on improvements to service systems that enable … Continue reading

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3CR’s Doin Time broadcast 17th July 2017 focusing on the lived experience of prison.

Wonderful to be in the 3CR studio again with Marisa for the Doin Time show. This broadcast had the lived experience theme. Marisa and I spoke with Linda Fisk, founder of Seeds of Affinity and a Radio Seeds broadcaster. Linda spoke about her story, … Continue reading

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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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‘Castlemaine fellow weighs in on youth justice’ Midland Express

Many thanks to Donna Thomas, Journalist, Midland Express for coverage of my appearance at the Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria. Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria Midland Express

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Doin Time 3CR Community Radio 855am

In case you missed it, on 30th January, I was a guest again on 3CR’s Community Radio ‘Doin Time’ show with wonderful broadcaster Pete Esan (co broadcaster Marisa Sposaro not far away). Jared Sharp. Jesuit Social Services’ General Manager in … Continue reading

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‘Uncle Jack Charles returns to prison’, reports Jeremy Story Carter, ABC Radio National journalist.

In case, you missed it, on 13th September, Jeremy Story Carter, ABC Radio National journalist and presenter joined Jack Charles outside the walls of two Victorian prisons in Castlemaine, Middleton and Loddon. Jack Charles was ‘re-entering the prison system that … Continue reading

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‘Victorian prisoners ‘maxing out’ jail sentences’, investigates ABC’s national reporter Josie Taylor.

In case, you missed it. Great story by ABC’s national reporter Josie Taylor, titled, ‘Victorian prisoners ‘maxing out’ jail sentences’, again brilliantly incorporating the views of former prisoners, the experts by experience, the vital valuable lived experience perspective required for … Continue reading

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