Mallee Domestic Violence Services aims to provide direct services to victims of family violence. Services include timely crisis care response, emergency accommodation, counselling and advocacy services, referrals for appropriate support and group work.
This service aids victims fleeing violence situations and many children who witness and experience family violence. Other work undertaken includes the development and implementation of education and training programs for professional groups, communities of interest and many school communities.
The provision of support and assistance, through crisis and outreach services to people experiencing family violence;
- Primary prevention services aimed at the community in general by means of focused education and media campaigns and secondary prevention through the provision of male behaviour change programs and programs targeted at children and young people;
- Recovery response through the provision of support groups and other interventions to assist in recovery from trauma and grief experienced by those affected by family violence.
- The target group for domestic violence services is directed to persons of any age who are in crisis as a result of domestic violence.
- 24-hour crisis support and intervention.
- Crisis refuge accommodation: safe, short, medium and long-term emergency transitional accommodation for women and children escaping family violence.
- Emergency accommodation for men is provided
- Forensic medical services.
- Support for victims wishing to access the criminal justice system.
- Outreach services.
- Community education and awareness raising about family violence and sexual assault.
- Development and implementation of educational programs and school-based prevention programs.
- Short, medium, long-term counselling, advocacy and support for women, men, children, and families to assist with making informed decisions about their circumstances and safety.