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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Meet Betty, who sends salaries to our family of over 250 staff

As Jesuit Social Services turns 40, payroll officer Betty Munckton celebrates 20 years with the organisation. SEZ WILKS discovers how she balances family with balancing numbers. A lot of people struggle to find their niche in the world. But I never...

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National Justice Symposium

Yesterday (March 21), Jesuit Social Services hosted a National Justice Symposium at the State Library of Victoria. The event was an opportunity for experts, academics and policymakers to gather to discuss the many and complex issues affecting youth justice around the...

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Home Time: Reconnecting with Parenthood after Prison

Through Jesuit Social Services’ ReConnect program, Peter* found the courage to ask for help leaving prison. He spoke to SEZ WILKS about the rewards of being a dad after five years inside. As a kid, Peter envied children who had curfews....

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Singing justice: why music and youth diversion make a great mix

Young people in our Youth Justice Group Conferencing program can record their apology to victims as a song. SEZ WILKS chats to studio producer Jesse Sullivan about expressing remorse and avoiding ‘tough guy’ lyrics. [caption id="attachment_4407" align="alignnone" width="600"] Jesse Sullivan from...

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