Day 2 – Sarah, DVCS Crisis Intervention Employee

Name: Sarah

Position: DVCS Crisis Intervention Employee

When did you start working with DVCS: September 2015

Why do you think organisations like DVCS are important: To address systemic and attitudinal inequity for women and for more vulnerable members of our community.

How do you think the DFV landscape has changed over the past year: More people are more comfortable speaking about DFV and the relationships with other organisations have strengthened because more of us are now speaking the same language.

How would you like to see the DFV landscape change over the next year: Even closer relationships between services, more opportunities for housing and personal development/support for young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by DFV.

What would be the one message you want people to take away from reading about you: That everyone in the community can contribute to a more equitable, empathetic and understanding community by educating oneself, speaking about DFV issues with others and being non-judgmental.