$16m from the Victorian Government for Family Violence Victims

September 7, 2012 by  
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The announcement by the Victorian Government this week that it is going to provide  an extra $16 million for counselling and support services for an increasing number of family violence victims has been warmly welcomed by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria.

Rabbi Yaakov Glasman

 

Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, President of the RCV, said: “Given that at least 10,000 additional complaints of family violence were made to police last year, our society has to do whatever it can to protect its citizens. Any form of violence is unacceptable. But there is an added dimension of suffering when that violence is directed towards women and when, in many instances, the children are witnesses to it”, he said.

“The RCV affirms unequivocally that the perpetrators of domestic violence must be held responsible for their behaviour”.

Over recent years, the RCV has worked very closely with the Jewish Taskforce Against Domestic Violence [JTADV] in providing education for the Rabbis and increased communal awareness of the problem.

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