Running in 3 States (Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne), Whitelion Bail Out 2018 - Melbourne, is the largest event of all, and holds up to 250 participants at the Old Melbourne Gaol Watch House, 377 Russell St, Melbourne, on Friday 25 May 2018 from 5.30pm to 11.30pm.
To participate in this unusual annual national fundraising and campaigning event register here to become an inmate. Raise at least $1000 bail to get released. You'll be participating in activities and experiences before you're released for a parole party.
Step into the shoes of our at-risk youth while you fundraise for a worthy cause. Whitelion was established nearly 20 years ago to stop the cycle of young people re-offending, and this is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young person by getting involved. Our youth, our future, these are young people who have been disconnected from our community due to abuse and neglect, drug addiction and poverty.
From 5.30pm, you'll get a taste of what it's really like on the inside. You'll get to talk firsthand to a former prisoner and be educated via virtual reality on some of the issues that young people face. Stripped of your possessions, you'll be given a prison uniform, fingerprinted, photographed and taken to the exercise yard to be fed prison gruel. You'll face a mock interrogation and court proceedings before being sentenced to cell time with your gang or other solitary inmates. At 9pm, you'll break out for a party and delicious, non-prison food and drinks. If you honestly can't make this event, feel free to donate to help our young people
Perhaps you'd also like to attend the Whitelion Youth Justice Q&A event prior to Bail Out. Also in Melbourne, its on Monday 21 May 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm at NAB Auditorium, 700 Bourke St, Docklands. Modelled on the ABC TV show Q&A, there'll be a range of participants from government, academia and community organisations across Victoria. Grab your tickets HERE to attend. Prices range from $11.64 – $22.19.
It's a time for listening to conversations, discussions & Q&A about what the right balance is for our youth in regard to both detention and rehabilitation. Join the conversation and open your eyes to what is happening for our at-risk youth.