Tenant Jackie outside her home


Six years ago, Taree local Jacqueline was left without a place to call home. Today, she is studying to become a criminal prosecutor.

Jacqueline was homeless when she reached out to Home in Place.

One year later with a roof over her head, Jacqueline began her studies at the University of Sydney, majoring in Forensic Medicine.

“During my time studying forensic medicine, I found interest in true crime, and international crime, through my elective units” says Jacqueline.

This interest led Jacqueline to commence an undergraduate degree in Crime and Justice, which she completed in May of 2022.

“Having a stable roof over my head has allowed me to pursue my passions, and develop my career path”

Now studying a Masters Degree in Criminal law, Jacqueline says she plans on becoming a Criminal Prosecutor, following the completion of her studies in 2023.

“It is comforting having a place to yourself, I enjoy watching my lectures in comfort in the afternoon”

Being given a helping hand in her time of need has inspired Jacqueline to give back, and providing justice to victims of crime, is her way of doing so.

“The centre of my passion lies in law of aggression and international justice, I want to take on the big guys, the ‘untouchables’”