27 February 2012

New domestic violence program

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Joy Burch has announced funding for a new family violence program by the Canberra Men’s Centre.

The initiative will provide specialist intensive case management, counselling intervention and supported accommodation for men who use violence against women and children. The 2011-12 ACT Budget provided $424,000 over four years to deliver the new Family Violence Prevention Program through a community organisation.

“The program will be delivered by Canberra Men’s Centre which has significant experience in working with men to provide support around a range of issues,” Ms Burch said.

“A key part of the program will see the Canberra Men’s Centre collaborating with other agencies in this sector and I look forward to seeing the results.

“One of the strengths of the program is that it will address issues associated with the use of violence, such as alcohol and other drug dependency, mental health and anger management.”

Co-Director of the Canberra Men’s Centre Greg Aldridge said men referred to the service would be given support to address their use of violence and, where possible, begin rebuilding relationships with their family.

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Waiting for mental health worker to come storming in telling us we’re all bad.

As a survivor of DV, let me assure you this money will not be well spent and might I say, poetix nailed it.

The money should be given to DVCS and CRCC to assist with the damage those animals cause. It should be for children who see, hear or are also attacked. It shouldn’t be glossed over at all.

Furthermore, it should be looked at more closely in terms of police intervention and their failure to deal with perpetrators who are in particular lines of work (I won’t go into that in here) and WHY they fail to act, despite the evidence the person is dangerous.

Once DV is actually seen (not just pandered to) as a serious matter, idiots like those mentioned in the paragraph above, will finally be jailed the first time….not after a child has been also abused OR before they kill their spouse OR come close to it.

cleo said :

Maybe a hard kick to the family jewels might help!

Hahahaha! Good to see you’re really embracing family violence!

Maybe a hard kick to the family jewels might help!

You are joking aren’t you?

Silly me! I thought supported accommodation for men who use physical violence against women and children was called jail.

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