Having our Walgett colleagues join us on campus at UNSW is always a treat, but we were so proud to see Zoe Sands, now a Project Officer on the Youth Justice Team at the Dharriwaa Elders Group, on campus to graduate from the Faculty of Law and Justice.

Zoe worked with the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership at UNSW before deciding to return to Walgett and work in the Youth Justice team. She says “Supporting young people in my community to break down barriers and achieve great things is something I am passionate about. Working in the Youth Justice team gives me that opportunity”

It is an exceptional outcome to have someone with Zoe’s skills return to work in the community and offer her unique combination of professional qualification and genuine insight into experience of young Aboriginal people living in Walgett.