In the void: New policing model to help struggling families in the ACT

Kimberley Le Lievre
Updated November 22 2019 - 6:52am, first published November 17 2019 - 4:30am

In a drug-induced rage, Mary's 26-year-old son ripped a heavy security door off its hinges. It wasn't the first time police had been called to the Canberra home, all for similar situations. But Mary, a loving mother, was told police couldn't do anything unless her son harmed himself or someone else.

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Kimberley Le Lievre

Kimberley Le Lievre

Editor - Sunday Canberra Times

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