This article was first published on the HerCanberra website on 27 August 2021. DVCS extends their thanks to the team at HerCanberra for their support. ACT is now deep into lockdown 2.0. This means people will be spending more time inside their homes, and potentially more time in dangerous situations. We thought it might […]
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is an essential service and will remain available, 24/7, throughout the lock down period commencing at 5.00pm on Thursday 12 August 2021. We are, like all of you working to ensure we meet the needs of the ACT Community while ensuring safety and compliance for our team. The following […]
Recently DVCS Chief Executive Officer spoke to the team at HerCanberra about how to support someone who is impacted by domestic and family violence. Having the confidence to respond appropriately is incredibly important as statistically, it is likely you know someone who has been impacted. To read the full article, please click on this link.
DVCS spoke to the team at HerCanberra about the launch of our 2022 Pets of Canberra Calendar competition. You can read more about it on the HerCanberra website.
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service employs more than 45 people across a range of service provisions. Some of the DVCS team work specifically with those in crisis, some work with clients seeking a legal response, some work specifically with women and children post crisis and some work with men who are seeking behavioural change. And […]
***As at Monday 14 June 2021, our telephone lines and message bank facility are now working properly.*** *** As at 2.30pm, Tuesday 8 June 2021, our message bank facility is experiencing problems in recording and delivering messages. Please read the post below for further information. *** *** As at 9am, Monday 7 June 2021, our […]
It’s the month of June, the last month before the end of the Financial Year. It’s this time of year DVCS seeks your donations to support the extra things our clients need. So far this year, DVCS has supported more than 4,300 clients. More than 330 people, adults and children, have been placed into emergency […]
6 May 2021 The Board of the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Webeck as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Webeck joins DVCS with significant experience working in the non-Government sector, having spent over five years working within the area of sexual, domestic and family violence […]
May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So what is domestic violence awareness and why is it important? Domestic violence, family violence and intimate partner violence all fall under the same umbrella. It is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviours used by one family member to exert power and control over another family […]
We totally agree. Men need to stop assaulting women. They need to stop assaulting women in the streets, in nightclubs, online, in the workplace and in their home. Just stop. Everywhere. According to the Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story (2019) report prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and […]