WA Government announces new domestic violence strategy and funding

This week the McGowan Labor Government unveiled a comprehensive $28.1 million support package for victims of family and domestic violence as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

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This week the McGowan Labor Government unveiled a comprehensive $28.1 million support package for victims of family and domestic violence as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

The package includes $8.6 million of funding for an extra 23 outreach workers in refuges across Perth and regional areas, to provide support to women and children experiencing or at further risk of family and domestic violence. The capacity to provide timely and effective responses to women and children is of central importance.

The government also launched a new strategy to prevent family and domestic violence across Western Australia.

'Path to Safety: Western Australia's Strategy to Reduce Family and Domestic Violence 2020 - 2030' provides a long-term vision for a Western Australia where all people live free from family and domestic violence.

It sets out a clear whole-of-government and community plan for reducing and responding to family and domestic violence over the next decade.

To view 'Path to Safety: Western Australia's Strategy to Reduce Family and Domestic Violence 2020 - 2030', visit the Department of Communities website.

Our soon to be launched Choose Change service in Armadale highlights our ongoing commitment to trialling innovative solutions to what is a complex problem.

Communicare provided a response to the development of the strategy and we look forward to working with all stakeholders to maximise safety for victims and accountability for perpetrators.

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