17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Catherine Campesato

Lived Experience Peer Group Facilitator
Women and Mentoring

Cathy began her journey with WAM in mid 2020 after being released earlier that year from a nine month period incarcerated at Tarrengower Minimum Security Prison.  Cathy became a Peer Mentor and also a contributor to the Peer Advisory Committee.   Now Cathy is employed by WAM to lead the Peer Advisory Committee, implementing Referee checks on prospective future Mentors, providing Administration support to colleagues as well as continuing as a Peer Mentor. Cathy has significant experience working in Child Protection, Residential Youth Homes and facilitates workshops for Women on Relationships (Family Violence), Homelessness, Finance and Health & Wellbeing.  As well as a Certificate IV in Business Administration, Cathy holds a Diploma in Community Services and is currently studying Certificate IV in Youth, Child & Family Intervention. Cathy is dedicated to supporting women both travelling through the justice system as well as on release.  Cathy advocates that every woman deserves to live a life free from trauma, injustice and violence.

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