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Breaking The Cycle Of Family Violence

“Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced $4.8 million to trial and evaluate seven new perpetrator intervention programs which target diverse groups.

These trials acknowledge that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to combating family violence, while also encouraging community-based initiatives and recognising the importance of keeping all perpetrators accountable.

The trials will run until July 2019 and include:

– Bethany Community Support (in the Greater Geelong, Queenscliff and Surf Coast regions) to work with men who have cognitive impairments
– Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative & Centre for Non-Violence (in Bendigo) delivering health interventions, with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal fathers
– InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (in Greater Dandenong) to deliver in-language interventions for those from culturally diverse backgrounds
– Baptcare & Berry Street (in Ballarat and Melbourne) to work with female perpetrators including Aboriginal women.”

Quote attributable to CEO of No to Violence, Jacqui Watt:

“Family violence does not discriminate. It is widespread and affects all Australian families and community members. We’re delighted to see further investment in diverse perpetrator interventions.

We look forward to supporting our member organisations in rolling out new, diverse perpetrator interventions, and feeding back to government best-practice approaches to keep all Victorian families safe.”

Read more here.