Targeting domestic violence reoffenders

Published 25th February, 2016 in Family & Community Services

Suspect Target Management Plans for domestic violence perpetrators will be rolled out across NSW to help reduce reoffending.

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Suspect targeting of domestic violence perpetrators will be rolled out across NSW to help reduce reoffending.

The measure is part of the NSW Government’s $60 million domestic and family violence package. Suspect targeting identifies high-risk domestic violence offenders and places them on notice.

It follows a successful five-month trial in the St George area of Sydney, which resulted in nine out of 13 high-risk offenders being charged and almost a third being placed behind bars.

The NSW Premier Mike Baird has made it a priority to reduce the rate of domestic and family violence reoffending within 12 months by five per cent by 2019.

“This approach complements the work already being carried out to support victims of domestic violence and will be rolled out across the state,” said Mr Baird.

Getting help

Anyone in immediate danger should call 000.

For information and support call the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

For information and referral to crisis accommodation and support call Link2home on 1800 152 152.

Men having problems with violent behaviour can call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.

Published 25th February, 2016 in Family & Community Services