Introducing Steve O’Connor – Challenge 2000’s new Director

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Kia Ora, I am the new director and what a wonderful team to lead!

Each person here works with vigor in search of social justice, social responsibility and personal dignity.  I am so very proud of them. I congratulate each one of them for their achievements.  I have been in social work roles to achieve these aims for over thirty years.

I have just retired from the police after 22 years, to join Challenge 2000. While in the police I managed police youth development and youth justice crime prevention programmes. Prior to joining the police, I was a social worker in non-government social work agencies. My last role in the police was as a National Co-ordinator supporting the development of community policing and helping police better care for victims, especially victims of family violence.

If you want to help us to help young people, please ring and talk to me on 021 192 7328.