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Community encouraged to support campaign against domestic and family violence

Published: 6 October 2016

Community encouraged to support campaign against domestic and family violence
The Logan Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence will soon be available to help community groups, service clubs, schools and other organisations promote positive messages about respectful relationships.

We can all play a part in changing attitudes and behaviours about domestic and family violence in the City of Logan.

A new community response and toolkit, developed by the Logan: City of Choice Leadership Team, will soon be available to help community groups, service clubs, schools and other organisations promote positive messages of what respectful relationships look like.

Mayor Luke Smith said the Logan Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence has been designed to be a community approach – for the community, delivered by the community.

"It has been developed in response to the high rates of violence in family and partner relationships in Queensland and across the city," he said.

"We want to lead the way in preventing and reducing violence in Queensland and Australia, and I'm very proud to stand behind this community project."

To help roll out the educational toolkit, the Leadership Team has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise $50,000 to fund a position for a campaign worker.

Leadership Team Acting Chairperson, Cath Bartolo, said the person employed in the position would work with local businesses, community groups, service clubs, schools and other organisations to spread the word about preventing and reducing violence.

"This work will be based on existing campaigns developed by the State and Federal Governments and other organisations – we are not creating a new campaign as such but drawing together all of the resources that are already out there on the community's behalf and helping share it with the appropriate audiences," she said.

Any contribution – big or small – is helpful, and those who support the funding campaign will be recognised publicly.

Already, more than $10,000 has been pledged towards the position.

To pledge financial support, you can now make a donation to YFS (YFS has Charitable status and is assisting the Leadership Team with fundraising):

BSB633000
Account number153 924 055
ReferenceLogan DV Plan

If you require an invoice or a tax deductable receipt, please email finance@yfs.org.au with your details.

You can also offer your support to the campaign by displaying information at your workplace, community group, or other location. Please email logancityofchoice@logan.qld.gov.au and materials will be supplied in due course.