Deliver the Men’s Referral Service
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Improve support and service system responses
- 18 Improve access to and embed trauma-informed support for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence to prevent reoffending and promote rehabilitation and treatment.
What are we doing?
Under this action, No To Violence will continue to deliver the Men’s Referral Service (MRS). The MRS is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. The MRS provides a point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. It also provides referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members, and support services seeking assistance for their clients
- Deliver the MRS is an action under Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019–2022 (Safe Families, Homes, Communities), which invests $26 million over three years from 2019–20 to 2021–22 to prevent and respond to family and sexual violence in Tasmania.
What is next?
Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.
What difference will we make?
Through this initiative, family violence perpetrators will be held to account for their actions and will also be assisted in helping them to change their violent behaviours.
Delivering the Men’s Referral Service also supports families affected by violence.