Family Reunification Program

The Family Reunification Program works with parents whose children are involved with the Child Protection system and are placed in out of home care. These families must be on a current Family Reunification Order and be working with child protection toward reunification with their children. Completion of AOD treatment is a requirement outlined by the […]

Odyssey/Deakin partnership: supporting better relationships

Deakin University has been an important partner for Odyssey House for some years now. In 2017, both organisations stepped up their level of commitment to create the Odyssey/Deakin research partnership, bringing together Deakin professors and skilled researchers with Odyssey executives and senior managers to lead research and innovation in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) […]

David Broadbent

David Broadbent is former newspaper and television journalist with more than 35 years experience covering Federal and State Politics. A former Director of News for Channel Seven Melbourne and Sydney, he has worked in Canberra, Bangkok, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2007 he joined the Victorian State Government, leading the Communications Divisions in Arts Victoria, […]

Emeritus Prof. Margarita Frederico AM

Emeritus Professor Margarita Frederico AM, BA, Dip Social Stud, MSW, MBA A board member since December 1994, Emeritus Professor Margarita Frederico AM  La Trobe University, Bundoora, has a particular interest in Not-For-Profit Governance and quality practice. She has long experience in practice research and education in relation to social and emotional wellbeing of children and […]

Michael Strong AM

Deputy Chair Michael is a former solicitor, barrister, Prosecutor for the Queen, judge of the County Court of Victoria, Vice President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Director of the Office of Police Integrity (Victoria) and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Examiner. He has a current appointment as Victoria’s Principal Public Interest Monitor. He is […]

Edgar Doble

Ed has over 35 years’ experience as a general management, branding, marketing and communications consultant in Australia/Asia Pacific region. He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Monash University (Australia). Born in the UK, Ed started his Australian career as a Brand Manager with Unilever before starting his own ad agency, Burrows Doble Lawrence. Other […]