Our Stories

The outcome-driven programmes and services run by Safer Ashburton District provide positive opportunities, pathways for change, and help people to make good choices. Have a read through some of our case studies below to learn more about the work we do and the impact it has on the lives of people in our community.

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S.E.E.D.S

Supporting parents to make good choices…

S.E.E.D.S received a referral this year from a local medical centre, concerning Sam, an older mum with two young daughters. 

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Youth Justice

A fresh start…

BJ* was 14 years old, excluded from school and becoming involved in petty crime with other youth around the town.

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Youth Support

Helping young people make good choices…

Puti* was 16 and struggling. Her home environment was dysfunctional and tense, with a family breakdown, domestic violence, and siblings in the care of Child Youth and Family.

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Children’s Programme

Fun for the holidays…

While most children get excited at the thought of school holidays, sisters Brianna*, 9, and Taylor*, 5, were not among them. 

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Attendance Service

Striving for success… 

Dylan* had just turned 15 when he moved out of home and in with a group of older friends.

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Restorative Justice

Putting things right…

When Alice*, an elderly Ashburton resident, had her fence damaged by a young driver she didn’t know what to do.

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