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Family Violence Community Information Session - Victims Assistance Program

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19 Welsford Street

Shepparton, VIC 3630

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A series of monthly information sessions to educate and engage community members about the services provided within the family violence sector in Goulburn. Each session is held over breakfast time on a Thursday. This session focusses on support for victims

Each year, Victim Assistance Programs help thousands of Victorians of all ages, genders and backgrounds that have experienced violence.

The free service is provided by Merri Health over seven local government areas in northern metropolitan Melbourne and twelve municipalities in regional Victoria.

Acting manager of the Victims Assistance Program at Merri Health, Jacqueline Milburn, said the service helps people recover from the effects of crime by guiding them through legal proceedings and providing information and support help them feel safe again.

“We help people who have experienced family violence, sexual assault, have been injured in a violent attack, physical assault or robbery, or have had a family member injured or killed as a result of a violent attack or culpable driving,” said Jacqueline.

“The effects of crime can also affect family members – we can support them too, including dependents and partners of people who have died as a result of an act of violence”.

The free service is available to anyone that lives, work or studies in northern metropolitan Melbourne or the Hume region, has been a victim of a reported and unreported violent crime in Victoria, or is a family member or dependant.

This session is suitable for community members who wish to learn more about the services available in Goulburn for those experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence.

For more information about this event contact Alison Maclean or Jasmine Isaacs at Women's Health Goulburn North East on 57223009

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