As our 40th anniversary drew to a close in December 2017, we were proud to officially launch The Men’s Project.
The Men’s Project was founded out of recognition that many of the boys and men we have worked with over our 40 year history have been perpetrators of violence – and that many also struggle with complex issues such as substance abuse and mental illness.
We will develop a range of programs and interventions, with the aim of helping boys and men to live respectful and healthy lives free of violence.
At the launch, which featured speeches from former Victorian Minister for Corrections the Hon. Wade Noonan and President of the Children’s Court of Victoria Judge Amanda Chambers, we were pleased to announce funding to pilot a restorative justice program for adolescents who use violence in the home.
This program will be based on the Youth Justice Group Conferencing model that we have delivered in Victoria for 15 years and in the Northern Territory since early 2017.
You can find out more about The Men’s Project at www.themensproject.org.au and we look forward to sharing further updates from The Men’s Project throughout the year.