About Us

What we Aim to Achieve

Helping Others Can Change Lives for the better

Our Vision

Through our Prevention Before Punishment Healing Programs, we aim to help improve the lives of Aboriginal males and close the gap for our people within the criminal justice system.

One Civil Ground works passionately to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes for Aboriginals.

Using our lived experiences and our cultural identity, we connect with our people and support them on their journey into a peaceful and stress-free way of living in connection with our land, environment and our communities.

Our Mission

One Civil Ground is committed to helping improve the lives of Aboriginals through sharing lived experiences, paired with cultural connections & engagement programs that lead to positive outcomes.

One Civil Ground makes this pledge with our upmost integrity and honesty in everything we do and speak.

Family team providing family support services

My Name is Donny and I enjoy the simple things in life. My journey started growing up on the far south coast of NSW on the Yuin country where I was born. I enjoy being outside in the surroundings of the land and in its space. Coming from a broken home and moving away from my relatives, and the land on which I called home, has been a journey filled with both good times and bad times. But with the support of my family, I am still working on my journey as I raise my own kids and teach them from my life experiences.

I have found myself on the wrong side of the law on numerous occasions and it has taken me a long time to learn that living a simple and peaceful life is by far the best way to live.

Even though I have faced many challenges, I have also been very fortunate along the way. I have been able to work and provide an income, this has come from having an education and I have learnt trade skills such as carpentry, concreting, landscaping, and machine operating. I also enjoy traditional dot painting, boxing, playing the didgeridoo and footy.

With my love for being in connection with the land, my trade skills, and my lived experiences, I have joined up with my supportive sister who has always been there for me. Together we create a holistic and supportive space where we can connect and guide Aboriginal males that are going through the same tough times that we have already experienced in our lives and try and help others change their direction away from a life of crime and detention.


My name is Georgia Manton and I am a proud Aboriginal woman from the far south coast of NSW, born on the Yuin country and my ancestors also derive from the Dunghutti & Worimi tribes.

My brother and I have brought our unique qualities and skills to join together to work in this space of helping other Aboriginals who may find themselves struggling with finding their place in society.

I have been working in the construction industry for a few years now, but I also provide NDIS support services to families that have a member that requires additional support. It was my time in Darwin that opened my eyes to seeing my fellow people never quite fitting into this industry that is all about the land. I empathise with my people of the struggles it takes to find work, as I have also been in that same position many times. I have had my own fair share of knock backs with only holding a few full-time jobs since the age of 17 while also trying to live out of home and make ends meet.

I appreciate my journey to go through the trials and tribulations that I have over all these years. During this time in finding my own way, I’m so grateful to be where I am today, and how far I have truly come. I want to help my own people so that they can find stability and create a living of their own as well.

Since then, it has been my passion to want to make Aboriginal lives and their families better in some way. By helping people with mental health, training & education, I believe I can give people a reason to believe in themselves.

With our passion for wanting to provide support services to Aboriginal males we have joined together to use our qualities through One Civil Ground as a tool to help individuals achieve their goals.


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We Inspire And Help
Individuals Live Better

There are many reasons why people fall into a life of crime, but it can be fixed. Working on the root cause and providing support services to help individuals work through layers of trauma, we believe that our reset programs can have an enormous positive impact on individuals’ direction into a better life as we work together to break the cycle.

There are many ways you can help. From financial donations to providing training and education and work opportunities.

We welcome donations now matter how small or large. Simply click the donate button now and help us provide a better life for the Aboriginal men and youth of Australia!