Helen Keevers

Newcastle, New South Wales

Social justice campaigner, community builder

A child protection services veteran, Helen played an instrumental role in triggering the NSW Inquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse and the Federal Royal Commission. Now she is drawing on her considerable community services experience to establish Justiz, a social justice agency operating out of an Indigenous art gallery in the suburb of Mayfield. Justiz helps vulnerable people of all ages to find their voice and pursue a socially just community. Helen is using her grant to set up Justiz’s infrastructure: “We aim to address intergenerational disadvantage in marginalised communities through grassroots consultation and service delivery”.