Letter to Editor: Make a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence has recently released an issues paper to assist individuals and organisations in lodging written submissions.

The issues paper includes themes and questions to aid writers in providing the most valuable information about what works and what doesn’t work in the current family violence system.

Family violence makes up 40 per cent of all police work and is the leading contributor to death and disability in women under 45.

One in every three women on your train, tram or bus or in your local supermarket, is a victim of family violence.

The City of Casey has the highest number of reported family violence incidents in Victoria and continues to see significant growth in those reported each and every year.

The latest figures show that in 2013-14 there were 3752 reported incidents of family violence in Casey alone.

I urge local residents, organisations and those who have experienced this first-hand to make your voice heard. Submissions can be made anonymously and confidentially.

Submissions close May 29. For more information on how to make a written submission and for a copy of the issues paper, visit www.rcfv.com.au