As part of its community service LSAC Inc members make frequent visits to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre (BYDC). This has been an ongoing part of the association for several months, and is aiming at assisting youths especially of Polynesian background to cope with life in the centre while being an ear to their views and concerns.
In furthering our efforts to this cause LSAC Inc secretary Site Ah See organised a meeting with Brisbane Corrective Services (BCS). This meeting took place on the 20th July in the city.
Members of the association met with BCS Manager Alicia Eugene and other representatives to discuss matters of establishing a correspondance or social services with people in their correctional centres. The association was provided with relevant information regarding any visits to their correctional centres and our ideas were considered.
Mr Fiso and Anne Siakisini both shared that the association is currently in the process of forming a program to implement that will bring about the intended outcomes with the correctional centres. The visits from LSAC Inc are to provide counseling and support, with a firm belief we understand and are willing to reach out to Polynesians in these circumstances and in turn they’ll respond. As well as this it is an aim to help prepare these people to return back into society and get on with their lives.