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Mandated perpetrator programs and accommodation expansion 3.5





Our Commitment

We will seek to strengthen women’s safety in their own homes by building a whole of system response to perpetrators from early intervention through to justice responses that focus on perpetrator accountability and responsibility.

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.

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16 May 2017
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