North Brisbane Police with the support of Westfield Chermside and community partners have had a successful day promoting the ‘Not in our Community’ Domestic and Family Violence message at an interactive display on Wednesday May 17 as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
The display featured experienced counsellors, refuge workers and police and drew the community’s attention to the ongoing Domestic and Family Violence ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ campaign, a topic which several years ago received little attention in the broader community.
The 2017 Domestic and Family Violence Safety Card which features DFV support agency contact details was distributed along with many other brochures highlighting the availability of support options.
Westfield Chermside are further supporting the campaign by displaying the DFV Safety Card posters in their public toilet areas, which provide the current DFV agency phone numbers.
North Brisbane District Crime and Support Services Superintendent Mark Reid participated in the display.
“Today’s event provided a fantastic opportunity for the QPS to continue to encourage the community to say no to Domestic and Family violence in any form,” Superintendent Reid said.
“Every community member can seek support from us or other agencies to stop negative behaviours that impact on their lives. This was highlighted today by the support our DV officers received from both community leaders and the general public.
“The level of community engagement was very encouraging and we hope we’ve contributed to the safety and quality of life of some people through that engagement.”
If you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic and family violence then please contact DVConnect 1800 811 811, Mensline 1800 600 636, Policelink 131 444 or your local station, and in an emergency call Triple Zero (000).