Once again proving the diversity and universal message of the No Second Chance program we were invited to tell our story to the young inmates at the ‘Cleveland Youth Detention Centre’ in Townsville.
The Cleveland Youth Detention Centre was established in 1980. It is a government-run facility, housing males aged 10 to 17 years who have been refused bail and remanded in custody, or who have been sentenced by the courts to a period of detention.
Paul Stanley had visited previously on behalf of the Matthew Stanley Foundation but for the rest of the N2C crew it was the first time being inside a secure facility.
The presentation was well received with many questions afterwards.
Our time with the inmates was concluded with Yvette Star from the QLD Police talking to them and driving the message home that although they had made mistakes in the past there is plenty of time to make up for it and they should take the inspirational messages of Matt Speakman and Warren Luff on-board.
Our next presentation will be at The Southport School (TSS) on the Gold Coast in a few weeks.