2014 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speaker Chief Justice of Queensland
The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC “Building a Just and Fairer Society”
Thursday 15 May 2014
Brisbane City Hall
Doors Open 6.45am for 7.30am – 8.45am
Further Details and Registration at the official website CLICK HERE
Your attendance at the breakfast will also assist with raising funds for the Sycamore Tree Project (STP), an effective anti-crime initiative bringing crime victims and prisoners together. http://sycamorevoices.org/
The Sycamore Tree Project will start on its fifth program in Queensland on Monday 17thFebruary at the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre near Gatton.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Victims and offenders meet for eight 2 hour sessions, usually over a period of 8 weeks. The facilitator leads the group through a series of topics leading naturally to a time in which both victims and offenders can share letters and covenants which express how they feel and how they wish to move forward.
In over 20 countries, Sycamore Tree Project (STP) brings victims and unconnected offenders together for eight 2 hour sessions, over a period of 8 weeks. Almost one third of Aussies have been victims of some kind of crime. Chances are, you know a few. We would like them to know about our remarkable program called the Sycamore Tree Project. Help us locate crime victims in your area.
MERRYL MILLER MEETS TWO MEN MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN REHABILITATING SOME OF QUEENSLAND’S VIOLENT CRIMINALS…. Former Toowoomba man Martin Howard lobbied governments to introduce the project into Queensland, believing it could offer a more effective long-term solution to reducing crime, and giving victims a voice in the community. “Science has proven that we can do better than simply locking people away,” he says.