16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Kim Griggs

Acting ReSet Manager
Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Kim is a First Nations Man was born on Wadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Wadjuk Peoples Nation/Land); a Gunditjmara Man with Family Heritage that hails from Budj Bijm (Mount Eccles/Lake Condah) in South West Victoria. Kim has strong ties within the Noongar Community and attributes his Cultural knowledge and understanding to his elder Noongar siblings and extended family. Kim has developed a Passion for Social Justice, which has stemmed from Lived and Family Experience.

Son of a Member of the Stolen Generation, the exposure and the impact from past Federal Government policy was devastatingly clear from an early age. This has been a major influence on Kim pursuing a career in Social Justice and led to him working for the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA for almost 9 years where he became a Court Officer (Para-Legal) and represented his first client in the Fremantle Magistrates Court 3 weeks before he was to become 19 years of age. Kim completed a Diploma of National Indigenous Legal Studies at Tranby Aboriginal College in Glebe, NSW.

Kim started working for the ReSet Program in November 2018 as a Case Worker employed through Wungening and has also occupied the roles of Senior Case Worker, North Hub Coordinator and is currently the Acting Program Manager.