‘Nothing justifies this’: Illawarra program for traumatised youth de-funded

By Rachel Browne
Updated April 3 2017 - 9:15pm, first published 8:30pm
An Illawarra youth facility, the only one of its kind in the state, has been defunded by the NSW government, Father Chris Riley says. Picture: Robert Peet
An Illawarra youth facility, the only one of its kind in the state, has been defunded by the NSW government, Father Chris Riley says. Picture: Robert Peet

An Illawarra centre that helps kids turn their lives around could be shut down. Father Chris Riley from Youth off the Streets can’t fathom why the NSW Government would de-fund the centre that treats young people with problematic sexual behaviours.

At 14, Alex has already endured some of life's hardest knocks. Abused as a child, he went on to sexually harm others.

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