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First or crisis response reform

Responsible government

  • South Australia

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 17 Collaborate across services, sectors and workforces to ensure responses to women affected by domestic, family and sexual violence are coordinated, meet women’s needs, avoid women having to retell their story and promote their recovery.
    • 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.
    • 20 Improve access to suitable and safe accommodation within their communities for women who have experienced domestic, family and sexual violence.

What are we doing?

The South Australian Government is embarking on an initiative to redesign the first or crisis response to women and their children to enable women to remain in their own homes; engage perpetrator support earlier; and provide support for children and young people in their own right.

What is next?

Development of the redesigned model is currently occurring.

What difference will we make?

This initiative should result in:

  • A reduction in women and their children staying in motels and other crisis accommodation.
  • More women able to stay in their own homes.
  • Perpetrators are engaged with services and monitored by SAPOL and other relevant organisations.
  • Perpetrators can access crisis accommodation linked to service support.
  • Services are better able to respond to women and their children in a timely and coordinated fashion.
  • Children and young people are supported in their own right.

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