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Connect and Respect is a program committed to enhancing the safety of women, children, and men across Western Australia

The program works with individuals who have been charged with acts of abuse and violence and aim to engage with and support those who have been impacted by their actions.

Women’s Advocates within the program play a crucial role to support victim-survivors of abuse and violence. They provide information on the behaviour change process and help individuals understand what they may observe or experience as a result of their partner’s, ex-partner’s, or family member’s engagement. Women’s Advocates also conduct risk assessments, create safety plans, and refer individuals to other services as needed.

Connect and Respect is built around the foundation that ending violence against all people is achievable. The program focuses on building people’s awareness of relationship violence and its lasting effects across generations. Aiming to improve people’s emotional regulation skills and decision-making abilities and encourage accountability for their behaviour is also a key focus of the program.

Connect and Respect is funded by the Department of Justice and delivered in partnership with Anglicare WA.

Who can it help?

Connect and Respect works with people charged with family and domestic violence offences.

Next steps

Connect and Respect is available to individuals who have been referred by the Department of Justice. All individuals participating in this program are currently under the supervision from the Department of Justice.

  • Assessments are completed for this program out of Armadale, Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland  Rockingham and Perth CBD.
  • The Connect and Respect program operates from offices situated in Armadale, Fremantle, Rockingham and Perth CBD.
  • Partner agency, Anglicare, our partner operates the program from Joondalup and Midland.
  • Connect and Respect also operates out of the Communicare in Geraldton as the program ‘Not Our Way’. Not Our Way is available to Aboriginal men who use violence and who have also been referred to the program by the Department of Justice.

Connect and Respect

    Geraldton

    84 Chapman Road, Geraldton, 6530, WA 0408 990 534 s.nairn@communicare.org.au

    Rockingham

    5 Robinson Road, Rockingham, 6168, WA

    Perth

    Suite 155a, 22 St Georges Terrace, Perth, 6000, WA

    Midland

    29 The Crescent, Midland, 6056, WA

    Joondalup

    7/ 48 Central Walk, Joondalup, 6027, WA

    Fremantle

    35 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, 6160, WA

    Armadale

    Unit 6/42 Fourth Road, Armadale, 6112, WA

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