To mark Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2017, Victorian youth homelessness organisations and peak bodies are calling on the Federal Government to commit to a national plan to tackle rising homelessness amongst young Australians.
Berry Street’s CEO Sandie de Wolf says overall the State Budget has a strong and coherent focus. “This budget responds to the critical issues that we know prevent children from having a good childhood: neglect, abuse and family violence.”
The Commission for Children and Young People has released a report into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns of young people in Victoria’s youth detention centres. Berry Street CEO Sandie de Wolf AM said she was appalled at the conditions reported.
Berry Street was founded in 1877 by a group of Melbourne women. On International Women's Day, we're celebrating the countless strong women who have been part of our history. Selina Sutherland is just one of them.