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The NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme helps people who may be at risk of domestic violence to find out if their current or former partner has a history of violent criminal offences.
The Scheme is the first of its kind in Australia and one of the NSW Government’s strategies to help reduce domestic violence in NSW.
Domestic violence is usually characterised by a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviours, and perpetrators often repeat these behaviours in their relationships. The Scheme can empower people who may be at risk by helping them make informed decisions about their relationships.
It is not a register or a list, rather a way to seek information about a person’s proven violent offending history to help reduce the risk of domestic violence in the community.
The Scheme is currently operating in four NSW Police Force Local Area Commands:
Postcodes and police stations covered by the participating local area commands can be found by searching for the above local area commands on the NSW Police website.
A person who may be at risk, or a concerned third party, such as friend, relative or professional working with the family may apply.
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