The Baulkham Hills community is taking a stand against domestic and family violence by upgrading domestic violence signs across The Hills Shire as part of the latest round of the NSW Government’s Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said funding from the Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants program supports grass roots events that are designed to put the issue front and center so we can better support victims and their families
“Domestic and family violence has no place in Baulkham Hills, which is why it is important we invest in local initiatives that get people talking,” Mr Elliott said.
“By raising awareness we can build a safer, more respectful and supportive community that improves support for people who are experiencing violence in the home.”
The Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Network is one of 34 local domestic and family violence committees who have received $1,200.
The NSW Government has committed more than $1 million to the grants program since it started in 2007, and is part of a record $431 million investment over four years to better protect victims and hold perpetrators to account.
“The projects encourage local residents to actively participate in activities and campaigns that are aimed at preventing violence,” Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Mark Speakman said.
“It’s great to see locals and representatives from non-government organisations, councils, the NSW Police Force, courts and the Department of Communities and Justice coming together to help end the scourge of domestic and family violence.”
Committees play an essential part in educating the community, advocating for improved services and monitoring the effectiveness of local services in responding to victims of domestic and family violence.