SECASA legend retires

After 27 years of dedication to improving services and advocating for those affected by sexual assault, Carolyn Worth is leaving Monash Health.

More than 150 current and former colleagues, clients, friends and representatives of partner organisations gathered at the Bentleigh Club on 26 June to celebrate Carolyn’s lifelong contribution.

Carolyn has made an enormous contribution to the lives of thousands of survivors, leading the development of Victoria’s foremost service – the South East Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA).

It is a contribution that has been recognised with many awards, including inclusion on the Honour Roll of Victorian Women in 2012, and as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015.

“Carolyn has changed the way services are provided in the south east region, educating professionals and community members about the impact of sexual assault,” says Glenda Bawden, Principle Strategic Advisor, Family Violence.

“A hallmark of Carolyn’s approach has been to empower survivors and develop a diverse range of programs to assist in their healing.”