Choices campaign rolls out to all schools after car crash tragedy

Every NSW school will be part of the Choices campaign. Photos: NSW Police

South Sydney Rabbitoh players Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton joined senior police on a visit to Jubullum for a healing day.

The idea for the event was formed after two boys died in a car crash on Plains Station Road, near Tabulam in November last year. The crash was traumatic for the Jubullum and Taree communities.

 About 200 people came to the Jubullum event where there was a yarning circle and discussions about community-led projects.

In the yarning circle, Richmond Police District Commander Superintendent Scott Tanner said police will work alongside elders to help get kids on the right path.

“I’m not going to come here and tell you what we think you want to do, or should do, we want to learn from you,” Supt Tanner said.

“We all need to be on the same page, we need to understand all the different parts of community and as Uncle Ernest said, respect, love and care for each other.

“The next generation is not lost, they just need to be shown the way.”

Assistant Deputy Commissioner Peter McKenna launched the Choices – Your Decision campaign.

The campaign is a collaboration between NSW Police, the NSW Department of Education and NRL players Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker and will be launched across all NSW schools.

“Our hope is that young people take the time to consider the impacts of their actions, so we can put an end to these tragedies and the immense grief that comes with them,” Deputy Commissioner McKenna said.

This story was provided by Aboriginal Engagement NSW Police Force

Players Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton have given their support for the Choices campaign,

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