Domestic and family violence victims living in the Brisbane Water Local Area Command (LAC) will have a single contact point to access the support they need, with the commencement of a new Safer Pathway site in March, 2017.
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Ms Pru Goward, was joined by Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, at Terrigal Police Station, to make the announcement on October 3.
Created by the NSW Government, Safer Pathway puts the safety of victims and their children at the centre of the response.
Safer Pathway aims to ensure victims receive a consistent and effective response, by bringing together local representatives including Police, Health, Corrections, Family and Community Services and Education, along with local specialist non-government domestic and family violence services.
The NSW Government has committed more than $50M over four years for Safer Pathway.
Ms Goward said that agencies working together meant victims would no longer have to repeat their story multiple times.
“Safer Pathway creates a coordinated response where agencies work proactively to provide victims with the support they need,” Ms Goward said.
Mr Crouch welcomed the roll-out of Safer Pathway across the Brisbane Water Local Area Command which will help support victims of domestic violence and their children within the local community.
“We are meeting the needs of victim-survivors by better coordinating the way that agencies respond,” Mr Crouch said.
Media release, Oct 3
Donna Golightly, Office of Adam Crouch MP