Everyone deserves a second chance.
Some kids get all the breaks. Some don't. This book is about the ones who ended up in prison the ones who had been abused or taken away from their families who had given up on society.
Doin' Time tells the stories of nine men who came from troubled and turbulent backgrounds who got offered a second chance and grabbed it. Many of them now work with vulnerable young people to give back as mentors or welfare officers motivational speakers and community leaders.
About the Author
Rachel Porter is general manager of Whitelion, a charity supporting thousands of vulnerable young people across Australia. Rachel is on the board of Family Access Network, is an Australia Day Ambassador, and is on the Lord Mayor’s Melbourne Awards board.
She has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, working with various causes for the health and wellbeing of women and children, working on World Reconciliation Day events with Nelson Mandela.
Rachel has been recognised for her charity work as a finalist in the 2009 Australian of the Year awards. She received the Patch Adams Humanitarian of the Year award in 1999.
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I think everyone should read this and try to help young people!!
A very well written book with lots of inspiring stories you will not want to put it down - I know I couldn't stop myself from madly reading it. One of the best books I've read all year.
Series: Australian Stories
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st September 2016
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.4