“Young people are in state care through no fault of their own. Somehow we have got to a point where people are quick to judge young people in foster care, but they are the innocent victims of sometimes horrific abuse and neglect. Our government is responsible for young people in state care, and we as members of the community also have a role to play in making sure that they have the support they need to thrive” – Moira Lawler, Lifewise General Manager
Wesley Community Action is proud to be a part of this campaign. If you haven’t signed yet please consider. We think the time is right to achieve this change. http://www.actionstation.org.nz/wedontstopcaring
Wesley’s WATCH initiative operates out of Porirua District Court to provide intensive support to prevent young offenders going to prison. Previously under threat of closure due to funding cuts, a recent reprieve from funders and the introduction of new client led monitoring systems, has revitalised WATCH and achieved some great results.