BAHS @ Maranguka Community Hub Project
CEO Phil Naden, Chair Lillian Lucas and Mental Health Worker Jonathon Knight from BAHS attended Dubbo on Friday 3rd June to represent BAHS and the Bourke Community with the Maranguka Community Hub project. The purpose of the meeting was to create a cross-sector leadership conversation in support of the Maranguka's Justice Reinvestment Project for Bourke. The session also briefed senior leaders from all sectors about Maranguka and Justice Reinvestment Initiative for Bourke. This included Deputy Premier Troy Grant, Minister for Family and Communities Brad Hazzard and many other dignitaries from Government and Non Government Organisations. The day also demonstrate the need for all sectors to work better together to achieve the goals of reducing youth offending and incarceration, building alternate pathways and creating a safer community and to facilitate a conversation about how government, non-profits, businesses and philanthropy can create the enabling conditions for these outcomes to be achieved in Bourke. Jonathon Knight highlighted in a speech to the meeting, the importance of Marangukas role and the Men of Bourke project as well as representing BAHS at a very high level. A big thankyou goes out to the Bourke Tribal Council, Justice Reinvestment and community members of Bourke, including BAHS as an organisation, who have play a significant role with where Maranguka is heading.