International Women's Day: we must reverse the trajectory of female incarceration rates

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this year, let us pause to remember the women at the margins of society, those who remain out of sight and out of mind. Like those in prison. As of February this year, there were just over...

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Language support for Myanmar/Burmese seniors’ group in Sunshine

Over March and April 2017 the Language for Life program provided 15 seniors from the Burmese/Myanmar community the opportunity to develop new skills and improve their English.  The eight-week program was conducted in partnership between Jesuit Social Services' Settlement Program,...

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Volunteers build communities of justice

We celebrated the collective effort of Jesuit Social Services volunteers with an afternoon tea on Wednesday 10 May in Richmond. The event was one of thousands held across Australia during National Volunteer Week (8-14 May 2017) to say thank you...

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National Volunteer Week messages show benefits to organisations and volunteers

To mark the start of National Volunteer Week (8–14 May 2017), Jesuit Social Services CEO, Julie Edwards, has sent a message to the 260+ volunteers who help us build a just society. "This week we celebrate the contribution of volunteers across...

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How prison shaped Ron's justice career

Youth justice practitioner RON ZARTH shares his journey and how he came to work in Jesuit Social Services’ justice programs. This story was originally presented as a speech at our 2017 Annual Dinner. As a young boy I came from a...

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