Gomeroi elders distraught at the high rates of Indigenous child removals in northern New South Wales have created a program designed to keep families together and keep children out of the welfare system.
In the past two decades the number of Aborignal children in out-of-home care has more than tripled.
Program manager, Brian Humphries, says that prior to the program beginning, the local Koori community was reluctant to approach the centre for help.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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