On Saturday 16th March over 400 guests joined Jesuit Social Services for our Annual Dinner, held in the Members Dining Room at the MCG.
Victoria’s Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People Liana Buchanan delivered the annual Frank Costigan QC Address, calling on community organisations to advocate more forcefully for the rights of young people, and the need for young people to be treated as children rather than criminals by the justice system.
Our CEO Julie Edwards spoke about the impact of our policy and advocacy work including our research into locational disadvantage and a report into the use of isolation on young adults in the prison system.
Julie also highlighted how our advocacy work allows us to share the stories and experiences of people we work with to lobby for evidence-based policies.
We gratefully received over $75,000 in pledges during the evening, which will be used to support our ongoing advocacy campaigns.
Thanks to all who attended our 2019 Annual Dinner and pledged their support for the work of Jesuit Social Services. Special thanks to all our staff who volunteered their time on the night to help make the event such a success.