Lami* arrived in Australia from Somalia nearly ten years ago. She came to Frontyard when she was 21 and homeless due to a breakdown in her relationship with her uncle. She had been couch surfing off & on and incurred a number of public transport fines during this time.
The Friday Fines team got letters from Lami’s youth worker and a doctor she had seen so that they could request the fines be withdrawn on the basis of special circumstances. They were withdrawn and without these fines hanging over her head Lami is now able to focus on gaining her certificate in Aged Care.
*Lami is a pseudonym to protect the client’s identity.