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Mandated perpetrator programs and accommodation expansion 3.4





Our Commitment

As well as an ongoing focus on improvements to court mandated perpetrator programs, we will explore the use of accommodation for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence, in keeping with safety first principles.

What have we achieved

This action requires a multi-layered approach. The State Government led three workshops (metro, regional and Aboriginal-specific) and has since funded more than $650,000 to the Victim Support Service for the Staying Home, Staying Safe, program. Through the SA Housing Authority, the State Government has also delivered 40 crisis accommodation beds, incl 17 in regional areas, 16 in metropolitan Adelaide (eight North, six South) and nine for perpetrators.

What is next

The State Government will continue to investigate new policy initiatives and improvement to promote safety-first responses for women.

What difference will we make

Housing is primary to the safety, security and independence and women and families facing violence. The State Government will continue to work will all sectors to improve understanding and awareness of these important issues.

See also: Crisis accommodation – for women escaping violence and perpetrators of violence 2.13

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16 May 2017
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