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Beau Foster

Beau Foster is a Youth Ambassador for Just Reinvest NSW.

Beau Foster is 19 years old and is originally from the South coast in New South Wales. He was raised in Sydney and his mob is the Yuin nation from the South coast and the Dharawal people from the La Perouse community. He has been involved with Weave Youth and Community Service’s Kool Kids Club program since primary school. He knows first hand the difference it makes to have the support you need growing up in tough circumstances and he is passionate about making sure other Aboriginal children and young people have the opportunities he had so that they can have the best chance in life. Beau is a great role model for younger kids in his community and he has stepped up on many occasions to speak publicly and perform at conferences and events to try to raise awareness of the importance of reducing the rates of incarceration for Aboriginal people.

Beau believes that justice reinvestment is important because it offers young people an alternative to detention and focuses on the positive skills and strengths that they already have.

Beau has studied to obtain qualifications and skills in construction and has been working as much as possible in the industry. He remains committed to making positive, sustainable changes to strengthen community capacity and reduce incarceration rates.