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Fr Chris Riley unwell, calls for people to reach out via email

Fr Chris Riley

YOUTH Off The Streets founder Fr Chris Riley was reportedly “very unwell” and 2GB Radio personality Ben Fordham called out for listeners to write to him on June 30. Youth Off The Streets chief executive officer Lex Lutherborrow told 2GB that Fr Riley was unwell, both from mental and physical exhaustion. She said he had cared for thousands of young ... Read More »

Debt wiped for Youth Off the Streets, but there’s no guarantee of funding beyond 2019

YOUTH Off The Streets founder and chief executive officer Salesian Father Chris Riley had his controversial $630,000 government debt wiped clean during a meeting with Education Minister Dan Tehan yesterday. The debt – which resulted from an unannounced change to federal government funding – had been used to finance the operation of six schools run by the charity. The Education ... Read More »

Youth Off the Streets leader says young offenders need help

Fr Chris Riley

AUSTRALIA’S youth justice system is under extreme pressure. In the past few months incarcerated juveniles have rioted in Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria, with serious incidents in the Northern Territory. On November 10, up to 20 young offenders at Townsville’s Cleveland Detention Centre went on a night-long rampage that forced prison staff into hiding. Some sustained serious injuries and were ... Read More »

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