Redress Information Session

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Bell City

215 Bell Street

Preston, VIC 3072

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Information Session about the Ngarra Jarra Noun program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people taking the Redress journey.

About this Event

We acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

We pay respects to all Stolen Generations and to all survivors of child sexual abuse and acknowledge their suffering and pain and honour their strength in survival.

Ngarra Jarra Noun are committed to ensuring that Victorian Aboriginal communities are aware of the National Redress Scheme and informed about its scope, eligibility requirements, and culturally safe supports.

The information session will inform survivors, community members and staff from organisations across Victoria about the National Redress Scheme and what supports and services we can offer survivors.

The information session will be held on the 22nd of October which marks the first anniversary of the National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

What is the National Redress Scheme?

The National Redress Scheme has been set up to help those who were sexually abused as children in institutions. It is to acknowledge what was done, the harm it has caused and the ways it has affected the lives of survivors.

The National Redress Scheme was recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Redress Scheme can provide any of the following:

  • Access to counselling and healing
  • A direct personal response, such as an apology
  • A monetary payment

What Ngarra Jarra Noun provides

Culturally safe supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors to yarn and provide more information about the National Redress Scheme and the different paths community members can take.

We are survivor focused and endeavour to provide a culturally safe space for everyone attending and recognise that the topic of child sexual abuse can be distressing and triggering.

We will have counsellors available on the day for anyone attending to yarn and debrief.

AGENDA

9:30 AM - Registration

10:00 AM - MC Aunty Eva Jo Welcome

10:15 AM - Welcome to Country Kellie Hunter

10:30 AM - Aunty Muriel Bamblett, AO - VACCA CEO

10:45 AM - Guest Speaker

11:00 AM - MORNING TEA

11:15 AM - Ngarra Jarra Noun Presentation

12:15 PM - Knowmore: Legal options and financial counselling

12:30 PM - Angela Sdrinis Legal Service: Civil Litigation

1:00 PM - LUNCH

2:00 PM - Return: Reflection and Check-in

3:30 PM - Smoking Ceremony and Close

knowmore

Offers free legal advice and support to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Knowmore help survivors consider their options about compensation, redress and other legal issues related to abuse.

Angela Sdrnis Legal:

Angela Sdrinis has acted for survivors of institutional and sexual abuse for over 25 years.

Accessibility friendly

Parking is available at the venue

Contact us if you require any further assistance: ngarrajarranoun@vacca.org

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Bell City

215 Bell Street

Preston, VIC 3072

Australia

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