Steve - 17 November 2009

Steve is a 32 year old ex-gang member.  He said he had a long history of convictions and using violence was a part of everyday life for him, but he had ‘never hit a woman’. He had very limited contact with his daughter because of his violence and had a protection order against him.

His daughter was visiting the night before and one of the ads came on — she turned to him and said "See Dad you don’t have to hit people to make them scared of you.”

He rang Relationship Services the next morning and asked for an appointment that day. He said he was really shocked by what she said and that he will do anything he can to change so he has a chance of ongoing contact with her.

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