ROSS | Australia

ROSS | Australia

How Far Would You Go to Stop Another Crime? Ross is a crime survivor, who refuses to be sidelined. Because of the brutal murder of his son Michael, in Queensland’s worst crime nine years ago, his motivation for joining the Sycamore Tree Project® is simple: “If we get...
KAREN | Australia

KAREN | Australia

Secondary Victims of Crime are Prisoners Too Karen’s daughter, Jesse, was 15-years-old when she was murdered. On what would have been Jesse’s 18th birthday, Karen shared her story with a group of prisoners during a Sycamore Tree Project®. During that course’s...
JEREMY | Australia

JEREMY | Australia

It was Life Affirming Jeremy has spent the last 15 years in prison. When Jeremy started the Sycamore Tree Project®, he had no idea what to expect. He was apprehensive and feared the unknown. During one session, the participants were split into small groups to talk...
ELIZABETH | Australia

ELIZABETH | Australia

“I Experienced a Huge Amount of Healing” Elizabeth suffered profoundly for two years before she was about to share her story. The source of her pain was the brutal attack of her widowed mother. This is what she shared at the end of her Sycamore Tree...
ELAINE |Australia

ELAINE |Australia

“Finally, I Received Peace” When Elaine was 17-years-old, she tried to write how it felt to be abused as a child by a family acquaintance. Her mother told her she must keep it a secret, or her father would “kill the man.” Twenty-six years of silence later, she...
BELINDA | Australia

BELINDA | Australia

Learning Respect for a Victim’s Pain Belinda pictured right “When I first began the program, I was recovering from an extremely painful broken right wrist. In greeting the residents, I had to offer my right hand and these guys have strong handshakes. “In order for me...