The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has approved funding of $1.5 Million per annum until March 2021 for Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Qld Ltd to operate the new “Safe Connections” program to help community organisations better support people experiencing domestic and family violence and sexual violence across south west Queensland.
From July 2018 “Safe Connections” domestic and family violence program will be offered in Charleville, Cunnamulla, Roma and St George and surrounding districts providing practical support, referral, home safety and court support.
Safe Connections will also provide counselling and support to women and children affected by domestic violence. It will also provide court-based support and information to aggrieved and respondents who attend court for domestic and family violence matters.
Safe Connections will be providing direct support services as well as working closely with local well established service providers to ensure that a strong multi-agency response to issues of domestic and family violence and sexual violence is provided.
Safe Connections will be sub-contracting private counsellor/psychologist to provide therapeutic interventions to adults and children experiencing domestic violence.
Safe Connections will work with the victims and the perpetrators to ensure a holistic approach to addressing domestic and family violence issues in South West Queensland.
A strong partnership between government and non-government organisations, and the commitment of the community as–a-whole is needed to make a real and sustained progress in preventing domestic and family violence.
Domestic and Family Violence Support Practitioner (DFVSP)
The DFV Support Practitioners will be the first point of contact for victims who require domestic and family violence or sexual violence support. This will include providing direct support services as well as working closely with local service providers to ensure a strong multi-agency response to domestic and family violence and sexual violence is provided.
The DFV Support Practitioners will be central to a client’s journey through the service system acting as service navigators and key conduits for information sharing.
The DFVSP will ensure the following service responses are provided:
To support direct service delivery, the DFV Support Practitioner role will also be required to:
Support Practitioner – Ruth Moran
M: 0448 003 760
Commonwealth Bank Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance Package
You may have access to:
Our Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance package is available for current CommBank customers, aged 16 years and above in any partnership or family situation.
For more information click here.
How do I apply?
If you are already enrolled, you can register as a silent elector by using the form attached.
You will need to:
A separate silent elector form is required for each person requesting silent elector status. You can provide one statutory declaration as long as it includes the names of all the people applying.
Silent elector status is not granted automatically. Each application is considered by the Divisional Returning Officer and a decision is made based on whether it meets the legal conditions for silent elector status.
If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on the contact details below.
Community Engagement Officer
Indigenous Electoral Participation Program | QLD State Office
Australian Electoral Commission
T: (07) 3834 3465 | E: Indigenous-QLD@aec.gov.au.
Rochelle Gillett is the District Crime Prevention Coordinator (DCPC)
This is a co-ordinating role for crime prevention and recruiting strategies within the Roma Patrol Group. The function of the DCPC is to educate the community with strategies to reduce them from being a victim of crime, for example the ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign. The DCPC liaises with various cultures attempting to understand their beliefs and ways to break the barriers amongst the Police and Community.
This role also entails:
– Liaise closely with relevant internal & external stakeholders and members of the community to tailor and deliver crime prevention and reduction strategies
– Perform school-based policing activities – co-ordinate Adopt-a-Cops
– Conduct Security Audits at Businesses or private residences
– Running of the Police Blog ‘mypolice.qld.gov.au’ and Facebook Page: Roma Cops
– Liaise with the Media regularly and advise them of current police issues, including radio segment every Wednesday morning on 4ZR
Rochelle is also the Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator for the Roma Patrol Group.
Senior Constable Rochelle GILLETT
District Crime Prevention Coordinator / Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator
Roma Patrol Group / South West District
42 Queen Street, ROMA 4455
Wk: (07) 4622 9315 Fax: (07) 4622 3574
Category : On Line Help
Be Safe App – Be Safe is a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis.
Daisy App – Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area.
Help Me App Daniel Morcombe Foundation Help Me App. A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations.