Joint Protocol Roadshow Fosters Local Responses to Young People At Risk

ACWA has been undertaking joint work with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to raise awareness about the Joint Protocol to reduce the contact of young people in residential out of home care with the criminal justice system, and to promote its effective and consistent implementation. In addition to our role in co-chairing the […]

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Start Date Set For Joint PSP Taskforce

This February, the newly established Joint Taskforce will officially commence its critical work addressing issues associated with the implementation of the Permanency Support Program. This team, which is comprised of representatives from AbSec, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and ACWA, has already met to discuss important governance arrangements that need to be addressed ahead […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

What a privilege it was to have Isaiah Dawe speak with ACWA members at our recent AGM about the inspiring work he is doing, through his mentoring program ID Know Yourself, to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in care and support them to thrive as adults. Isaiah, who grew up in care […]

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ACWA Community Leadership Program Continues to Make its Mark

Sixteen graduates have emerged triumphantly from ACWA’s intensive seven-month Community Leadership Program (CLP) this year to begin their journeys as future sector leaders. The group (pictured above) celebrated their achievements during a graduation ceremony at ACWA in November, with Mark Ashby presenting each of the graduates their certificates on behalf of program sponsor HESTA. This event […]

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