In Parliament

Members Statement - Women and Mentoring

MEMBERS STATEMENT

‘Women and Mentoring’.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (12:55):

Women and Mentoring, known as WAM, is an early intervention program that supports women charged with a criminal offence by matching them with one of the organisation’s 60 mentors.

The organisation helps 45 women per year, and their client recidivism rate sits at around 13 per cent—far below the higher community average.

State funding has run out, and WAM deserve future funding certainty from Labor.

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