Can Hard Cuddles End Family Violence?

Show notes for Episode 206:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to James Harding and Steve.

For one family at least, connecting with James Harding’s Hard Cuddles organisation was the intervention that made the difference. Steve was fresh out of jail when he met James Harding. He was a convicted domestic abuser, helpless against his addiction, on the verge of losing his children and still blaming his partner for his troubles. He’s now sober and helping other men through the Hard Cuddles program.


Both Steve and James Harding join Emily Webb for this episode of Australian True Crime.

You can find out more about James Harding and Hard Cuddles here.

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