Karitane works with the young men and women in the Reiby Youth Centre as part of our Family Matters program, facilitating better outcomes for adolescent parents in custody and their children through;
1. Building positive parent child relationships, ensuring child safety during visits & following parent’s release.
2. Enhancing parent’s capacity to understand the needs of their child, reducing risk of a generational cycle of incarceration.
3. Increasing awareness in parents and staff of needs of children when visiting their parents in custody, increasing understanding of healthy relationships.
The young people recently received a special visit from Steve ‘Comando' Willis for their ‘Positive Role Model’ event. Steve spoke with the young men and women at the centre sharing his own life story as a father of four, what makes a good role model, and the importance of becoming your better self.
Thank you Steve, you definitely made their day!