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Domestic and family violence in the spotlight at community symposium

Published: 2 March 2016

Domestic and family violence in the spotlight at community symposium

Building a community that is free from violence will be explored at the City of Logan Community Safety Symposium on Friday 29 April.

The symposium, being hosted by Logan City Council at Griffith University's Logan Campus, is open to people working, studying or with a keen interest in the domestic and family violence field including government, non-government and community organisation workers.

City of Logan Mayor Pam Parker said the symposium was the second Council had hosted, following a similar event focused on child protection in June 2015.

"The child protection symposium shared a lot of knowledge in our community about how to deal with a range of issues, and I know the domestic and family violence topic will be looked at just as thoroughly," she said.

"It's something we've been really passionate about raising awareness for here at Logan City Council, with thousands of Logan residents taking #theloganpledge late last year to take a stand against violence.

"That's in addition to Council regularly taking the lead on issues in community safety, and working closely with police, advocates and community groups to develop joint initiatives."

Experts in the field will provide their perspectives on violence in personal relationships and multicultural communities, along with rehabilitation for offenders, while question and answer sessions will encourage audience participation and learning.

The symposium will be held on Friday 29 April, from 9am to 3.30pm at Griffith University's Logan Campus. The event is free to attend, but registrations are essential.

For more information, phone 3412 4620.