Children victims of funds shortfall

THE AGE – At least a thousand children left traumatised after witnessing domestic violence in Melbourne each year are missing out on specialist counselling because of funding shortfalls.

Family violence agencies say lack of state funding for counselling means the youngest victims of abuse may be left with long-term damage and the risk of potentially repeating the abuse. More

Domestic violence services in crisis

THE AGE – Vicotria’s domestic violence agencies are facing a crisis as cash-strapped services struggle to cope with a surge in cases, leaving women more exposed to violent situations.

A massive shortfall in funding meant the most vulnerable women were not receiving support to move away from abusive relationships, and staff at family violence services were facing burn-out. More