Family Violence Community Information Breakfast Session
Alison Maclean and John Duck from the Goulburn Family Violence Executive will present a free community information session around the current tools to assist with family violence, referring to support agencies and how the Information Sharing Scheme and MARAM are being supported. A light breakfast is included.
Friday 21 February 2020, 8:00 – 8:45am, FamilyCare, Shepparton
Please register here or call Katie on 5823 7059
If you or anyone you know needs immediate help with family violence call 000 or for some advice contact Safe Steps on www.safesteps.org.au or call 1800 015 188. Media contact: John Duck 0408 336076.
Family Violence statistics:
- One in three women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15. Almost one in five has experienced sexual violence.
- Almost 17 per cent of women in Australia have experienced violence by a partner.
- On average, one woman is killed every week at the hands of their partner.
- Violence against women and their children doesn’t just have a human cost. The economic cost to Australia is around $13.6 billion each year. Without action, this will rise to 15.6 billion by 2022.