Nominations are now open for the 2017 Violence Prevention awards which recognise projects, activities/and or contributions by individuals who are making significant gains to preventing violence against women and children in the ACT.
It’s a sobering fact that just about every person in our community is affected by family violence in some way. The effects of violence and abuse are so serious, and they demand a shared responsibility to result in real and lasting change. If we are to effectively rid our community out of this issue, every person and every organisation can take important steps to prevent violence against women and children.
This year, through the ACT Prevention Awards, we are again hoping to promote examples of exemplary work being done in our community. We would like to hear about innovative partnerships between individuals and/or organisations in the ACT so that we can acknowledge their contribution to creating a community where women and children can live free from fear.
There will be five categories of awards for projects—community, sport, workplaces, media and education.
If you know of an individual, project or activity that is contributing to this change, I encourage you to nominate them. Nominations close on 27 October 2017 and can be submitted via https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/2017_VPA
The ACT Government has been a leader responding to domestic and family violence, both through Territory law reform and the $21m Safer Families package announced last year. Our Safer Families package emphasises that domestic and family violence is everyone’s business, and will take a collaborative response across the whole community to ensure families are safer and better supported.
More information about the work of the Coordinator General for Family Safety can be obtained by visiting http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/home/safer-families.
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