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We’re locking up our CEO

We’re locking up our CEO

By LIV

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LIV CEO Adam Awty is new to the legal profession. He’s an accountant. We’re locking him up for charity and we won’t let him out until he’s counted out $1000 for the cause.

He’s raising funds for the Whitelion Melbourne Bail Out by getting locked up in the Old Melbourne Gaol. Bail Out is Whitelion’s annual national fundraising and awareness campaign. It gives the prisoners (or CEOs) the chance to step into the shoes of a young person who has been in jail, while raising money for at-risk young people at the same time.

Inmates must raise at least $1000 bail to get released. From 5.30 pm on Friday 24 May, Adam will be exposed to what life on the inside is really like. He’ll be stripped of his possessions, given a prison uniform, fingerprinted, photographed and taken to the prison yard to be fed prison gruel. Inmates will also be subjected to a mock interrogation and court proceedings before being sentenced to cell time.

It will be a crash course in the justice system for Adam. Have we mentioned he really doesn’t like the Old Melbourne Gaol?

Adam follows in the footsteps of our Young Lawyers’  Dani Pallister, Phoebe Blank, Tayler Bourke and Tarmara Carlisle, last year, and former CEO Michael Brett Young and President Reynah Tang in 2013.

AT the LIV we are used to advocating for justice for all. It’s just not usually such a first-hand experience.

The Melbourne Bail Out supports young people at risk. Inmates are invited to step into the shoes of a young person who has been disconnected from out community due to abuse and neglect, drug addiction and poverty, while raising funds and awareness.

From White Lion:

"Investing $10,000 in one young person at risk saves the community $507, 715.00 in gaol costs in a year! Not all, but most, of the young people who end up in the youth justice system are some of the most disadvantaged in Australia. Huge numbers are victims of trauma, abuse and neglect – indeed, they are 12 times as likely as other young people to be in the child protection system."

To support Adam’s bid to bust out click here


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