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.
Scroll through this page for Videos, Press Articles, Radio interviews, articles and testimonials about the Sycamore Project. 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.
Sycamore Tree Project interview from ABC Radio (612) Wednesday Feb 8.
STP Participant Ross Thompson joined Martin Howard to talk with Steve Austin. “If your son was brutally murdered, could you take on the task of helping to rehabilitate criminals? The Sycamore Tree Project aims to bring victims of crime and perpetrators together in order to help prisoners to understand the impact of their deeds. The Sycamore Tree Project aims to bring victims of crime and perpetrators together in order to help prisoners to understand the impact of their deeds.”