NSW Police’s Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool Launched

The NSW Police Force Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool (DVSAT) has been rolled out state-wide today as part of the whole-of government campaign to combat domestic and family violence.

The DVSAT is part of the NSW Government ‘It Stops Here Referral Pathway’ and was launched in the areas covered by Waverley Local Court and Canobolas Local Area Command in October last year.

Today, the risk-assessment tool has been rolled out state-wide, allowing police to better identify the level of threat to a victim of domestic and family violence to determine the most effective way to address individual needs.

NSW Police Corporate Sponsor for Domestic and Family Violence, Assistant Commissioner Mick Fuller, said the DVSAT improves existing risk-assessment procedures for police.

For further information regarding the DVSAT, please visit: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/community_issues/domestic__and__family_violence

Source: www.lithgowmercury.com.au

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