Updated April 2012
What is it?
The objectives of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) are to address violence and abuse in personal relationships and to promote respect and fairness in personal relationships.
The DVCS recognises that the majority of people subjected to violence and abuse in personal relationships are women and children, and that children are particularly vulnerable.
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service operates within a framework that emphasizes human rights and social justice and gives priority to personal safety.
The DVCS provides:
- Crisis intervention and telephone support 24 hours/ 7days a week (02) 62800 900;
- Information and referrals for women, men and young people;
- Facilitation of access to safe accommodation i.e. refuges, motels;
- Education in schools and in the community;
- Court support for those who have been subjected to violence;
- Support for family and friends of those affected by domestic violence;
The DVCS works cooperatively with other agencies to reduce the incidence of domestic violence in the community.
Who runs it?
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service.
Ph: (02) 62 800 900 (24hrs/7days)
Ph: (02) 62 806 999
TTY: (02) 62 281 852 (Telephone Type Writer for Hearing Impaired)
Web: Domestic Violence Crisis Service