WELFARE

Reducing violence gets cash

THREE organisations from Melbourne’s east will benefit from extra money to battle family violence.

The Eastern Domestic Violence Service, Women’s Health East, and Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service are three organisations and partnerships across the state to share in $3.85 million of grants to prevent family violence and other forms of violence against women.

Women’s Health East will build on its work and partnerships to strengthen primary prevention.

The program will also add value to the resilience, rights and respectful relationships program within schools.

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson said prevention would only be effective when the whole community was involved in changing attitudes and challenging the behaviours that can lead to family and genderbased violence.

“We know communities working together have the greatest impact on reducing family violence and violence against women,” she said.