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Free morning tea with Grafton Gallery Friends

The Friends of Grafton Gallery support the Grafton Regional Gallery and especially financially support the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award which is Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship art prize.

You are invited to join the Gallery Friends for a free morning tea with guest speaker Cherie Goodwin, on Tuesday August 10 from 10am – 12 noon with our guest speaker at 10.30am.

Clarence Correctional Centre currently accommodates 1,110 inmates and Ms Goodwin oversees 50 professional staff who support each inmate’s individual rehabilitation and reintegration needs. The model that Serco has implemented at the centre sees Ms Goodwin and her team deliver a wide range of rehabilitation experiences including interventions through art, music, drama, health, well-being, and culturally based programs within a correctional environment. With over 25 years’ experience in corrections, Ms Goodwin has seen first-hand the difference that this balance between left and right side of the brain can make to the success of an inmate’s rehabilitation and reintegration.

At Clarence Correctional Centre, Ms Goodwin and her team worked with Corrective Services NSW to develop a series of creative and culture-based programs to innovatively address an individual’s criminogenic needs. These programs and initiatives are designed to complement the training, employment and education goals of inmates and support them through on their rehabilitation and reintegration journey. Over the first 12 months of operations inmates have participated in over 75 programs that focus on their criminogenic, rehabilitation and reintegration needs. 

Through her role at the centre Ms Goodwin has also developed strong links to the community, providing pathways and support for inmates upon release. The partnerships with Gurehlgam Corporation, Clarence Valley Family and Domestic Violence Committee, Grafton Regional Gallery, Toys Change Lives and Blackrock Industries all of which Ms Goodwin has been involved in, have been key to strengthening an inmate’s sense of community and belonging.

This is a free event, bookings are essential, and you are invited to book through Eventbrite 

Camellia Flanagan