Congratulations Marilynn Ross


Congratulations to Senior Sergeant Marilynn Ross from Victoria Police for her nomination in the 2022 Probono Australia’s Impact 25 Awards.

The annual winner is chosen from hundreds of nominations from charities and not for profits, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, impact investors and those in the corporate world doing good.

Many in ACRATH know Marilynn for her tremendous work with Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police in combatting human trafficking. She has supported ACRATH over the years speaking at training events, creating awareness, developing resources and most recently for her work, with ACRATH member Liz Payne, on the powerful series of seven posters marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Marilynn and Liz have worked together on awareness raising and education projects for a number of years and continue collaborating to get the message out that human trafficking and modern slavery happens here in Australia and we all have the capacity to be activists to help eradicate this violence.

Marilynn’s formal nomination states: Marilynn Ross is well recognised for her contribution to the identification of, and safe response to, human trafficking and modern slavery. Her groundbreaking awareness-raising and the development of the “Look a little deeper” program, which is ready to be rolled out to police and other organisations who respond to victim-survivors across Australia, will enhance policing practices. Australia’s Institute of Criminology estimates there were 1300-1900 human trafficking victims in Australia in 2015/16 and 2016/17. Without doubt, Marilynn’s training work and her connection with key stakeholders has built the efficacy of countless organisations – to protect, prevent and support.

You can now vote online for your top three choices form the 150 nominees. Click here to vote. Public voting closes on February 1 2022. Winners will be announced on March 16 2022.

Impact 25 Awards

Impact 25 Awards help recognise positive impact in the community. Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 Awards honour leaders in the Australian social sector, as nominated and voted for by the public.

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