People are the most important resource for FISH and everyone is as important as the other. Together we form part of the whole of FISH and together we work to make a difference in bringing about positive long term sustainable change in the lives of individuals, families, communities, Australia and the world.
CULTURAL JUSTICE ADVISOR
Jerome (Buddy) Cornwall is the second generation from parents who were both Stolen Generation. Through Jerome’s past journey in life and experiences in his struggle with alcohol, drugs and engagement in the justice system he has a lot to offer people in similar circumstances who have become caught up in the justice system. He is able to speak the truth and provide them with a personal story of how he found his way out of his situation and begun the road to recovery. Jerome is able to demonstrate and speak from personal circumstances about breaking the cycle of generational trauma as the ‘buck stops with him and he is now a positive example to first himself and then his four boys. Jerome has worked in the community and mental health sectors and with people living on the streets. Jerome has deep cultural knowledge and loves sharing his culture with young people to enable them to be grounded.