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Submission to Royal Commission into Family Violence
In this submission, we shared some of our initiatives aimed at better informing our community about family violence and we touched on research into underlying causes of family violence and experiences of other jurisdictions with lower rates of family violence.
We noted that, in our experience, both the prevalence and severity of family violence have been rising. We also recounted our clients’ stories and experiences to highlight the challenges they faced in navigating inadequate, complex and fragmented systems, which made it difficult for them to feel safe and compounded their distress.
We recommended major reforms to the ‘system’, as well as calling for the underlying causes of family violence to be recognised and addressed. We also emphasised the importance of access to timely, free legal help, and the need for the legal assistance sector to be adequately resourced to meet growing demand.
A copy of the submission is attached, and can also be obtained via the below link.
Also available via the same link, is a visual representation of the family violence system, as experienced by many women and children, created by artist Ricky Howell to support the submission of Peninsula Community Legal Centre to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, 2015.
|CLC/Agency||Peninsula Community Legal Centre|
|Categories||Click to expand[+]|
|Project uploaded to CLEAR||11th June 2015|
|Contact Person||Andrea Staunton|
|Contact Position||Manager, Volunteers & Education|
|Contact Phone||03 9783 3600|
As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided.
|Review Date||11th June 2016|
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