Red Cross mentor initiative on horizon for South East

MENTORING PROGRAMS: Red Cross regional manager David Walshaw spoke to the Millicent Lions Club recently about a number of mentoring programs the organisation is hoping to introduce to the South East for locals who have had repeated contact with the criminal justice system.
Picture: BROOKE LITTLEWOOD

A NUMBER of mentoring programs will soon be offered by the Australian Red Cross Limestone Coast to locals who have repeated contact with the criminal justice system.

Red Cross regional manager David Walshaw was the guest speaker at October’s Millicent Lions Club meeting and discussed the possibility of introducing the four programs – Step Out, Police Call Outs, Connections and Youth Ready – to the region in upcoming months.

“As many people know, Red Cross has a long history of working with offenders and their families in prisons and in community based settings,” Mr Walshaw said.

“They are all guided by those fundamental principles – humanity,

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