Additional funding will more than double the capacity of specialist family violence service providers to offer case management to family violence victims, with at least 9,000 women and children expected to benefit in 2016-17.
The funding will expand case management, men’s family violence services, counselling for women and children, flexible support packages and sexual assault support services as well as provide greater support for women and children from Aboriginal or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD).
Highlights of the investment include:
• $45.6 million over two years to boost specialist family violence client support
• $17 million in 2016-17 for flexible support packages
• $6.4 million over two years to support adults, young people and children who are victims of sexual assault
• $5.2 million for men’s family violence services
• $5 million over two years for counselling for women and children
• $6 million over two years for the design and implementation of new family violence services.