Perpetrators of domestic and family violence are being targeted by NSW Police in a statewide 16-day campaign.
From today, Thursday, November 25, which is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until World Human Rights Day on Friday, December 10, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for much-needed change in the fight against gender-based violence.
Officers will be assisted by specialist police from the Northern Region’s Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team, Proactive Crime Team and Region Enforcement Squad to roll out the operation. Police will also take part in awareness-raising events.
During the operation, police will implement a number of proactive strategies including, Apprehended Domestic Violence Order compliance checks, proactive checks targeting known offenders and providing additional support to at-risk victims.
Officers from the Northern Region will also be involved in community awareness
On Thursday, December 2 in Casino there will be domestic violence community stalls at Casino Plaza from 11am – 2pm
On Tuesday, November 30 the Clarence Valley Domestic Violence Committee will be at a town banner launch at Market Square 11am – 12pm
On Friday, December 3, the Clarence Valley Domestic Violence awareness breakfast is being held outside of Clarence Regional Library from 6.30-9am
If you, or anyone you know has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence, contact your local police. In an emergency, call Triple Zero.
Support is available from these helplines:
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – a confidential information, counselling and support service
NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) – a state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women
Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491) – provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men
Link2Home (1800 152 152) – can help refer women experiencing domestic violence to crisis accommodation
Lifeline (13 11 14) – a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.