NEW $60 MILLION DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PACKAGE
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward today announced a $60 million package to target perpetrators and support women, men and children who have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV).
The package includes new Police Domestic Violence High-Risk Offender Teams to target perpetrators and reduce the rate of reoffending, as well as DFV Suspect Target Management Plans that will put offenders on notice. The package also includes Mandated Behaviour Change Programs to make perpetrators address their behaviour. In addition, the package will increase Crisis Accommodation Support as well as introduce Australia’s first Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, which discloses information about a perpetrator’s violent history, and provide a Stronger Response to Sexual Assault.
This is the first stage of the NSW Government’s increased investment into DFV. The Government is currently working with the non-government sector to analyse service gaps through a DFV Blueprint. This work will be completed in 2016.
For more information, including media releases and fact sheets, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.
Domestic and Family Violence
There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.
It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location.
If you’re a victim of domestic and family violence, there is help available.
Protect yourself when using this website and stay safe online by taking precautions such as deleting your internet history.
Anyone in immediate danger should call Triple Zero (000).
For information, support and help, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.
Service providers can find out more about NSW Government domestic and family violence reforms, It Stops Here, Safer Pathway and other information at for service providers.