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Police target domestic and family violence

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South Coast Police District Commander and Region Sponsor for Domestic Violence, Superintendent Greg Moore, said there was no excuse for domestic and family violence as police launched a proactive operation targeting high-risk domestic-violence offenders.

The 16-day operation that started this week will ensure offenders are held accountable for their actions, according to Superintendent Moore.

As part of the operation South Coast police are putting repeat domestic violence offenders under the microscope.

“There is no excuse for domestic and family violence and our proactive operation will continue to target high-risk domestic-violence offenders and ensure they are held accountable for their actions,” Superintendent Moore said.

“Police remain committed to helping victims of domestic violence and will not hesitate in bringing offenders to justice.”

During the state-wide operation, police will implement a number of proactive strategies including, Apprehended Domestic Violence Order compliance checks, proactive checks targeting known offenders and providing additional support to at-risk victims.

The 16-day operation started yesterday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

It will continue until World Human Rights Day on December 10.

Since this time last year, more than 16,000 checks have been conducted across Southern Region, to ensure apprehended domestic violence orders are being complied with.

In addition to policing strategies, officers from the Southern Region will be involved in community events being held across the local police districts.

If you, or anyone you know has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence, contact your local police. In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Support is available via the following helplines –

  • 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) - a confidential information, counselling and support service;
  • NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) - a state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women;
  • Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491) - provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men;
  • Link2Home (1800 152 152) - can help refer women experiencing domestic violence to crisis accommodation; and
  • Lifeline (13 11 14) - a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • If you are in danger or in an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000)

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