ECLC’s 2018 Volunteers and Partnerships Dinner, held on May 10th, focused on the challenging theme ‘Healing Justice?’
Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO of Health Justice Australia presented a thoughtful yet inspiring address, noting that “The experience of our justice system can be anything but healing for the people engaged within it. But the question needs to be asked as much of the system itself as of the people who turn to it. Maybe it is the justice system itself that needs healing.”
Tessa explored whether the justice system can be rebalanced, “to provide more healing, better outcomes, for the many people who turn to it, particularly those most vulnerable to legal need.” The gathered ECLC community of about 140 including volunteers, partner agencies and guests was highly engaged, that was reflected in the questions and discussion that followed.
The event also actively celebrated the Centre’s 120 extraordinary volunteers as well as the crucial partnerships across the Eastern Region and beyond that make ECLC’s important work possible and amplify its impact.
ECLC thanks everyone who attended and supported the event and the proud event sponsors Moores, Robinson Gill Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
For those who could not attend – or want to relive the night, videos of the Tessa’s speech and other key components are now available (click here).