Victoria Police has today renewed their commitment to assist people suffering from domestic violence.

While restrictions make it difficult to leave your home due to spreading the coronavirus, exceptions are made for people suffering from domestic abuse.

In posts on Victoria Police social media pages, Police have vowed not to fine anyone fleeing from a domestic abuse situation. “We will not fine victims who leave to escape any type of family violence, whether this comes in the form of physical or psychological abuse.”

Family violence services, including crisis accommodation continue tooperate throughout the pandemic.

For consultation with a family violence specialist, contact safe steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188 or online via email or web chat >>

In an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000) ðŸ“ž

Local Assistance

Melton: Women’s Health West Family Violence Support BH 9689 9588

Moorabool: WRISC Family Violence Support BH 5333 3666

Ballarat: CAFS Child & Family Support Services 5337 3333 offer general counselling services and men’s behavioural change programs for residents of Moorabool

The Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) 1800 806 292 after-hours secondary consultation and confidential telephone crisis counselling service for victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault – State Wide

CASA: For crisis care support following a sexual assault in the last two weeks

– West (Melton patient/clients) 1800 806 292 or BH 9687 5811

– Ballarat CASA (Moorabool patient/clients) 1800 806 292 or BH 5320 3933

Whilst we stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we know it is not the safest place for…

Posted by Eyewatch – Moorabool Police Service Area on Sunday, 30 August 2020

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