Judy Duncan joined the JRNSW team as the Community Engagement Officer in Moree. Jude is a Gomeroi woman with almost four decades of experience working with education, disabilities, child protection, age care and juvenile justice. As well as currently working with the criminal justice system at Moree ALS.
“What I want to see is less young people before the criminal justice system in Moree. I want the young people to help build our community and utilise their strength and knowledge to empower themselves to make this place a better place, for themselves and everyone else in this community for many years to come so their children and grandchildren can benefit from having a safer, stronger community. JR in Moree is putting young peoples’ voices at the centre. It’s about giving mine, yours, our children and young people a say, listening to them, making them feel heard and valued, someone is listening.”
“My mob are very resilient Mob, country tough and staunch, fighters, never give up, so it’s hoped through this approach with Justice Reinvestment having whole of community involved in leading decision and assistance involving especially the young people help build bigger and better pathways for everyone.”
“It’s is important the children and young people in our community are given every opportunity to grow, be independent and strong leaders as they are future.”