Jesuit Social Services
CEO Julie Edwards officially launched the #WorthASecondChance
on 24 July to expand the conversation around positive approaches to youth justice. The launch featured powerful presentations from two young men, Sammy and Caution, and videos
of other inspiring young people who have made the most of their second chance.
Singer Adrian Eagle also performed his hit single, 17 again, a song about overcoming mental health issues while weighing a life-threatening 270kg when he was 17 years old.
The Herald Sun and The Australian newspapers published videos
of the event on their websites, including clips of all presenters. View the #worthASecondChance website, here
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To keep you informed and up to date with the latest #WorthASecondChance news, each Friday morning Jesuit Social Services can send you a Weekly Bulletin that will include inspiring videos and stories of young people overcoming the odds, media, supporter letters, discussion topics, and actions you can take to fix the youth justice system in Victoria.
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If you believe all young people are #WorthASecondChance, please help us get the word out about this important campaign on social media!
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#WorthASecondChance Discussion Topic of the Week
In the past five years, the proportion of young people held in unsentenced detention in Victoria has more than doubled from 23 per cent in 2012-2013 to 47 per cent in 2016-17 (AIHW 2014, AIHW 2018).
We believe young people should be given every chance to stay in the community, connected to family, education and health supports while their charges are assessed. Locking young people up and taking away their support networks can only serve to compound the challenges they are already facing.
Send a letter to your local Member of Parliament
Support #WorthASecondChance by sending a letter to your local Member of Parliament asking them to fix the youth justice system in Victoria! Just head to http://www.worthasecondchance.com.au/emailmps and enter your details for a letter to be automatically generated and sent to your local Electorate Office. You can also customise these letters to include a personal message.
Book a #WorthASecondChance presentation at your work
The #WorthASecondChance team would love to come to your organisation, along with inspiring young speakers, to present on the issues facing the Victorian youth justice system. For more information, please contact Nick Orchard, #WorthASecondChance Campaign Manager on 0427 595 077 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org