Family violence was the core focus of Sunday nights combined church service at South Eastern Christian Centre in Endeavour Hills. The theme of the night was combatting and preventing family violence.
Inspector Paul Breen, Graeme Cann, City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz, Cr Amanda Stapledon, Peter and Michelle Jankovic
The City of Casey community came out Sunday night to show support and learn about family violence in our city. Shocking statistics show the City of Casey has the highest family violence reports in any municipality in the state of Victoria.
Michelle Jankovic: An evening of shocking statistics, and those statistics are individuals who are living in fear and control. I am concerned for Carers who look after a child with disability, adult family member or an ageing parent. The level of stress they live under daily with their caring responsibilities and financial strain, can increase stress within their family environment which may lead to family violence towards the Carer or by the Carer.
City of Casey Mayor, Councillor Sam Aziz
Casey Mayor, Councillor Sam Aziz has a heart for our community and wants to see change towards family violence.
Inspector Paul Breen from Victoria Police shocked guests with overwhelming statistics about the City of Casey community.
Inspector Paul Breen: Family violence is all about power and control. Family violence can be controlling and dominating behaviour, threats, trespassing, damage to property, stalking, harassment, sexual assault, assaults inflicting injury and homicide.
Inspector Paul Breen, Victoria Police
Inspector Paul Breen: Casey municipality has the highest family violence reports in any municipality in the state of Victoria. The next highest is 20% less than City of Casey. Every 10th family violence report submitted by the police across the state comes from the Casey municipality. It is not uncommon for police units to attend 2-3 family violence incidence within Casey during any one shift.
Casey Pastors Network shows support for Inspector Paul Breen, Victoria Police
Casey Pastors Network provide support to City of Casey Victoria Police and work together to pray for a solution to tackle family violence.
Pastor Graeme Cann, Casey Pastors Network
Pastor Graham Cann along with other pastors from Casey Pastors Network, are working together with Casey council and Inspector Paul Breen from Victoria Police against family violence.
If you are experiencing family violence contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
For further information or purchase MyCare information system, visit www.helpinghandishere.com.au.
Source: Helping Hand Is Here: www.helpinghandishere.com.au and Inspector Paul Breen, Victoria Police.