Stacey holds a Higher Certificate in Counselling & Communication Skills, Level 1 Certificate in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and a Financial Law School Certificate. With 25 years of diverse experience in driving market leadership, progressive growth, social impact and transformation work across various industry sectors.
Professor Leon Holtzhausen holds a PhD with specialization in Criminal Justice, Masters of Social Work in Community Development, and a B.A. (Social Work). He is the Head of Department of Social Work and Social Development at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
His research focus is broadly situated in the field of social justice, crime and violence. However, due to how violence intersects with vulnerability and people at risk across the life course, he also undertakes research with socially excluded populations like people experiencing homelessness and substance users. After graduating with his Bachelor of Social Work Degree, Holtzhausen practiced clinical social work in a Super Maximum Prison for more than six years, where he specialized in offender profiling, assessment and mental health treatment of male adult and juvenile offenders and their families.
He is a member of various national and international organizations like the South African Violence and Safety Initiative, The Social Intervention Research Unit, The Centre for Social Sciences Research and various other professional bodies.
Charity Monareng is the Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy International, leading the largest grassroots youth movement in the field of drug policy.
Julie is a Trauma and Addictions Counsellor with a special focus on Women who use drugs and Harm Reduction. She holds a Committee position on the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alcohol Action Plan’s World Assembly for Community Action.
Julie has worked in the substance use disorder field (SUD) for over 12 years, first as an addictions and trauma counsellor in Lavendar Hill in the Cape Flats, and then joined TB HIV Care in 2013 on their Harm Reduction project.
Julie is actively involved in research, with a special focus on Women who use drugs, for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Elton John Aids Foundation, The Global Fund through Nacosa and Aidsfonds through the Dutch Foreign Ministry. Julie co-ordinates the annual SA Drug Policy Week conference in partnership with Shaun Shelly and is the former Lead for Human Rights on the Western Cape Provincial Council for Aids. She provides ongoing consulting and operational support to the South African Network of People who Use Drugs (SANPUD) and TB HIV Care.
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