2016 | Kylie Smith
Kylie Smith is the NJC’s (Neighbourhood Justice Centre’s) Senior Koori Justice Worker.
This means she works mainly with the Koori Community with the aim of addressing underlying causes of offending through providing a variety of support services to the local Aboriginal Community in Yarra and to Aboriginal visitors of those with a strong connection to the area. Kylie works to provide court support, make referrals, case manage, and support Aboriginal clients on community corrections orders.
Kylie is a strong leader and advocate, who also works with the wider community at large to build social cohesion and capacity. Well respected,
Kylie is trusted for her outreach work with community, in the community and at the NJC mainly with clients who are on community correction orders, many of whom have complex needs. She is one of those quiet achievers who work behind the scenes – ‘an unsung hero’.