Member Jo Cavanagh Awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
Friday, February 8, 2013
Posted by: Niki Bornes
ISPCAN member Jo Cavanagh, CEO of Family Life in Australia, has just been awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition of her service to the community.
Family Life has been providing family support services for vulnerable people, children and at risk families experiencing difficult life transitions since 1970. The community owned and managed centre offers counselling, mediation, mental health services, support and community education services, outreach to homes, case coordination and advocacy.
Cavanagh has implemented a number of crucial community programs to support families in crisis, including SHINE, Community Bubs and PeopleWorx. She has helped Paul Currie and Jim Stynes set up The Reach Foundation, and through her many roles has led programs of change and growth to promote community involvement for preventing child abuse and family violence.
Learn more about Jo and the OAM>>>
On behalf of everyone at ISPCAN, we'd like to congratulate Jo on her award and all the great work she has done!