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Nothing can prepare you for the loss of your child

My worst nightmare became reality when Michael was beaten, robbed and left to die alone in the street. The Sensible Sentencing Group Trust helped me through the grief, through his perpetrators’ long, emotionally taxing trials, through the financial burden that comes with legal support and through the fight for change. Michael’s perpetrators were eligible for parole before they had finished their sentence. My son’s death took its toll on us emotionally and physically, and it affected our family’s relationships. It doesn’t make sense that offenders’ rights should come before their victims’, and with Sensible Sentencing Group Trust we’re doing everything we can to change that.

RITA CROSKERY Mother of Michael Choy