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Beau Foster

Beau Foster is a Youth Ambassador for Just Reinvest NSW.

Beau Foster is 22 years old 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 is passionate about making sure other Aboriginal children and
young people have the opportunities he had so they can have the best chance in life. Beau is a great
mentor for younger kids in his community and has stepped up on many occasions to speak and perform at conferences, in the media and events 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 now works at the Kool Kids Club as an Activity worker supporting young people and their families. He remains committed to making positive, sustainable changes to strengthen community capacity and reduce incarceration rates.

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