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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Eurobodalla fails when it comes to NSW Domestic Violence ranking

Data collected by NSW Police show domestic violence rates in the Eurobodalla are alarming. According to NSW Recorded Crime Statistics January 2022 to December 2022 the rate of domestic violence in at a rate of Eurobodalla is 577 per 100,000 population ranking our region 43rd of 135 in the number of recorded domestic violence related assault incidents by Local Government Area. (source) In the Eurobodalla the Staying Home Leaving Violence program is in place to offer support Eurobodalla 02 6492 6239 Bateman’s Bay and Moruya via online and outreach services Bega Valley 02 6492 6239 All suburbs within the Bega Valley LGA and southern Eurobodalla LGA or contact 0487 927 720 or 0487 374 621

What is Staying Home Leaving Violence?

Leaving a violent and abusive relationship can be hard. It may mean having to move to a new area and having to start life over with a new home, new job and new school for the kids. You may also be short on money and not in a good mental health headspace. These are only some of the reasons why women stay in an abusive relationship. Leaving the situation can be pretty stressful and overwhelming, especially with little or no support. How the program can help you The aim of the Staying Home Leaving Violence program is to prevent you and your children becoming homeless or having to move away from your support system of family and friends, and the school and community where you live. The program works in cooperation with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator (the violent partner) from the family home so that you and your children can stay safely where you are. It provides a range of support, such as safety planning, improving home security, help in managing finances, support for children, and helping you with the complicated legal process. The providers of the program understand that it's the violent person - your partner or ex-partner - who is responsible for their own abusive behaviour and is committing a crime by hurting you and or your children. Priority Women separated from a violent partner but who continue to experience abuse from their ex-partner are a priority for the program. Priority is also given to women who have experienced domestic and family violence before and are:

  • from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background

  • affected by socio-economic disadvantage

  • from culturally and linguistically (language) diverse backgrounds

  • affected by social exclusion

  • who have a disability

  • who are caring for a child with a disability

  • aged 16 to 18 years - these young people will be referred to a service that can help them.



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