Tag Archives: recidivism

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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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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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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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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‘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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Standing Committee on Legal and Social Issues: Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria.

The Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria held its first public hearing on Friday 17 March, 2017. I was honoured to be invited to give evidence. Here is my submission to the Inquiry: Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry … Continue reading

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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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