Last Tuesday the 19th of July, members of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence group of Gladstone (CCRDFV) gathered to welcome new some members. The group also used the gathering to celebrate the great work the committee have been doing to raise funds and awareness of Domestic and Family Violence for the Gladstone community.
Money raised has enabled the group to purchase three laptops, two of which will be utilised by the CCRDFV LoveBites program facilitators. The third laptop is to be used by police to take statements from victims that are unable to attend the police station. This allows officers to enter homes, shelters, and hospitals to take statements.
Gladstone Police would like to thank the group for raising awareness and donating the laptop to assist victims of Domestic and Family Violence.
If you aren’t aware, the CCRDFV group are local service providers from government, and non-government agencies that work together to manage the effects domestic and family violence has on their clients, the families and the community. The services they provide are education to these individuals and families through the Love Bites Program.
CCRDFV delivers the program to year 10 students around the Gladstone Region. The program teaches 14-16 year olds about the value of respectful relationships via interactive workshops, to address the effects of domestic and family violence and sexual assault. All facilitators are trained through the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN).