Practice Lead Justice Services
Practice Lead Justice Services – UnitingCare West
B.Counselling; Grad. Cert. Org Coaching & Leadership (ongoing). BA MJR Journalism (incomplete); Dip. Herb Med;
Jennifer has been leading UnitingCare Wests Justice Services for the past six years.
She is a tertiary qualified counsellor and has extensive experience in designing, developing,
implementing and managing services in both metropolitan and regional settings. With a
family of brothers and sons, Jennifer has a particular interest in our society’s notions of
masculinity and its effect on individuals and our community. The focus of her clinical work
has been around this and she has worked in and managed both voluntary and mandated
Family and Domestic Violence programs, facilitated men’s groups and developed and
presented community education programmes on related topics. She is a strong advocate
for the rights of victims of crime and understands that to effect real change, support for that
change agent needs to be provided at the source of the issue, which is offender behaviour.
Jennifer is passionate about developing and providing programmes that promote accountability
and responsibility as catalysts for change. She believes that engaged programme participants
who are supported with respect, transparency and positive regard, whilst also being held
accountable for their own actions, have the capacity to change and this in turn changes our community.