26 September 2023

New plans to defeat violence at home

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The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) has launched two new plans for eliminating sexual, domestic and family violence.

Welcoming the two five-year plans, the Minister for Women’s Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Natalie Ward said the NSW Sexual Violence Plan 2022-2027 and NSW Domestic and Family Violence Plan 2022-2027 set out how Government would work with communities and the private sector to create a safer future for everyone.

“We are deeply grateful to the many victim-survivors and stakeholders who courageously helped shape these plans,” Mrs Ward said.

“While addressing sexual, domestic and family violence is a priority for the NSW Government, it is important our plans work with the national agenda to ensure funding and key programs are aligned so that we can achieve real outcomes,” she said.

“In these Plans we have the roadmap to ensure the right programs are in place to ensure people can feel safe at home, at work and in public spaces across NSW.”

Attorney General Mark Speakman said the Plans responded to the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 and built upon the key reforms already being undertaken across the State.

“Sexual, domestic and family violence has a significant and often devastating impact on the social, emotional, economic and physical wellbeing of both adult and child victim-survivors and their families,” Mr Speakman said.

Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor said that in addition to the two new Plans, the Government would develop a dedicated plan to address sexual, domestic and family violence in Aboriginal communities.

DCJ’s 52-page Sexual Violence Plan can be downloaded at this PS News link and its 52-page Domestic and Family Violence Plan at this link.

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