Department of Family and Community Services

More than $12 million for innovative programs to curb domestic and family violence

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28 Aug 2018

Stronger protection against financial abuse, youth-led relationship programs, intervention for adolescent offenders and a whole of community approach to tackling domestic violence are among 13 innovative projects to be funded by the NSW Government.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward today announced that the Government has committed $12.2 million to the second round of NSW Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund.

Ms Goward said the second round has focused on particular areas of the community that need significant and targeted support to tackle domestic violence.

“The successful projects have demonstrated new approaches that not only support victim-survivors to rebuild their lives, but also aim to stop domestic and family violence before it happens,” Ms Goward said.

“I am proud that this Government was the first jurisdiction in Australia to launch an innovation fund that will help build the evidence base in primary prevention and early intervention as well as support the efforts of specialist domestic and family violence services.”

The new projects will join seven others already underway from the first round of the $20 million fund, which was established in 2016.

Further information on all of the successful round two applicants is available at: https://www.women.nsw.gov.au/violence_prevention/innovation-fund