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Local community invited to help shape domestic and family violence support reforms

Clarence MP and Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast, Chris Gulaptis is calling on the local community to help shape domestic and family violence (DFV) reform in NSW to better target perpetrators and improve support for victims. Mr Gulaptis said the NSW Government is developing a DFV Blueprint to enhance our response to DFV and public feedback is vital to how we respond. “DFV services play a critical role in helping keep our most vulnerable families safe. We know that having the right support in place is vital when victims make the move to escape violence so it’s important that we get it right,” he said. “This eight week public consultation period invites feedback from anyone who would like to contribute to this important conversation, including members of the public and anyone who may have accessed or provided domestic and family violence-related services.” “By participating in this public consultation you will help us gain a better understanding of what works in the current service system, what doesn’t work and where there are any gaps.” “A comprehensive toolkit to help guide group discussions and submissions is available on the Have Your Say website,” Mr Gulaptis said. The consultation is now open and closes 5pm Friday 5 February 2016. To join the conversation and to download the community workshop toolkit visit