State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley was joined by the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson to launch the Say NO to Family Violence awareness campaign at Kambrya College on Friday.

Sadly the City of Casey has the highest number of reported incidents of family violence in Victoria, with 3759 reported incidents in the past twelve months alone.

These horrifying figures have driven Ms Graley to launch the campaign to raise awareness about the devastating impact family violence has on the local community.

Students from Kambrya College unveiled their very own Say NO to Family Violence banner and will soon be joined by community organisations throughout the local community.

For regular updates on the campaign please visit the Say NO to Family Violence in NWS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/saynotofamilyviolenceinnarrewarrensouth ref=hl.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley

“Too many local families are affected by family violence and I hope that our Say NO to Family Violence campaign will not only raise awareness but help put an end to the harm caused by these terrible acts of violence”

“This campaign is not simply about individuals but our community and I hope that every one of us will put our hands up and say no to family violence,”

“Just like the outstanding students from Kambrya who designed a wonderful banner and made their stand against family violence,”

“I am so pleased that the Minister joined with us to launch the campaign and I have no doubt that our community will stand together proudly on this very important issue.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson MP

“The current family violence statistics are grim, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We need to change attitudes.”

“Awareness campaigns such as the Say NO to Family Violence push back against the de-sensitization towards violence. Each and every one of us needs to stand up against it.”

“Changing attitudes is not an easy task. Every school, every religious organization, every business, every sporting club, every one of us is needed to bring about a reform in our society against family violence.”

Quote attributable to Michael Muscat, Principal, Kambrya Secondary College

“Family Violence in our community casts a very long shadow, especially on women and youth. We must stand united and reject it in all its forms.”

For further information about the campaign or to get involved please contact Judith Graley’s office on 9704 6055.