16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Bianca Amoranto

Senior Worker - AOD Transition Program
Community Restorative Centre

Bianca has been working in the AOD sector for the past seven years in a range of settings, including a youth-specific residential treatment program, a mentoring program for young women at risk of incarceration, and a homelessness support program. Bianca has experience in a range of roles including frontline crisis management and case management, as well as team leader and senior roles. Bianca’s passion for supporting those with substance-use issues and related harms comes from her own lived experience of trauma, substance abuse, violence and incarceration. With the support of services such as CRC, that operate within a trauma-informed framework, Bianca has been able to complete her Youth Work Diploma and she is currently working towards her Bachelor of Psychological Science. Bianca uses her life and work experiences to challenge the stigma against those who have had interactions with the criminal justice system resulting from lack of support relating to AOD use.