Family Violence Action Plan
Tasmania Police has welcomed the opportunity to play a key role in a coordinated cross-agency strategy to assist those affected by family violence and manage the perpetrators of violence.
“Women and their children have the right to live in safety, without the fear of violence. The Family Violence Action Plan will improve agency coordination and responses to make the home the safe place it should be,” said the Commissioner of Police, Darren Hine.
Tasmania Police will lead the new Safe Families Tasmania unit under the Family Violence Action Plan.
“Safe Families Tasmania will bring together government agencies in a statewide collaborative unit to provide information and analysis about perpetrators and risks to their families.
“It will ensure perpetrators are held to account and improve outcomes for families experiencing family violence through coordinated case management,” said Mr Hine.
In addition, Tasmania Police will appoint three dedicated police prosecutors to enhance and ensure a consistent, specialised prosecution of family violence cases across policing districts. These positions are funded under the Action Plan.
“Tasmania Police looks forward to implementing the Action Plan to improve outcomes for women and children in Tasmania,” he said.
Planning for the Safe Families Tasmania unit is underway and the new unit will be operational in the first half of next year. Positions in the unit will be additional, and funded under the Family Violence Action Plan.
If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence or sexual assault, call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937 or visit www.1800respect.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.