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Tanya Macfie

Tanya Macfie is the Mentoring Manager at SHINE for Kids.

As Mentoring Manager, Tanya provides leadership and support to mentors and mentees across SHINE for Kids’ Youth Justice programs.

Tanya and the mentoring team offer opportunities for young people transitioning from custody in Youth Justice Centres into the community to participate in mentoring programs that provide positive role modelling and strengths based alternatives to their previous life choices.

In her previuous roles as CALD Specialist Advocacy Worker with the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service and as SHINE For Kids’ Stand As One Mentoring Program Coordinator, Tanya built strong and effective working relationships with key community, government, legal and other support agencies.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Science/Social Welfare and has extensive experience in community services, child protection, mental health, domestic violence, crisis intervention and family work.

Tanya is committed to maximising the wellbeing of young people, individuals, families, groups and communities impacted by the criminal justice system. Her practice is informed by principles of social justice and respect for human dignity and human rights.

In 2020, Tanya was named as a finalist in the Westfields Local Hero Awards.

Tanya Macfie

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