New Aboriginal Domestic Violence Safety Plan


Released 07/03/2017

New resources have been created for the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to better support victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

Today I helped launch Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service’s new Aboriginal Domestic Violence Safety Plan.

The initiative by Winnunga is one of twelve projects that received funding as part of the 2015-16 ACT Women’s Safety Grant Program.

With its $80,710 grant, Winnunga has taken a leading role in helping prevent abuse by developing six fact sheets for the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

These culturally sensitive resources will provide invaluable information about the support services available to both the victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

The fact sheets will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be better informed.

There is much work still to be done as a community to provide more coordinated and effective support for victims, and to hold perpetrators to account. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Winnunga to help prevent domestic and family violence.

Winnunga received the largest grant from the 2015-16 ACT Women’s Safety Grant program, designed to assist community organisations play their part in eliminating domestic and family violence.

The ACT Office for Women provided funding ranging from $4,000 to $80,710 for projects relating to early intervention, engagement and diverse experiences of violence.

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