Tania Maxwell MP says an inquiry into Victoria’s justice system provides a powerful opportunity for crime victims to voice the case for change after submissions opened yesterday (April 13). The Member for Northern Victoria successfully brought a motion to Parliament in June last year for the Legislative Council to inquire into ways the justice system operates and its effectiveness.
The state government last August committed $1.67 million to a 12-month pilot of the Perpetrator Accommodation Support Service, which allows for family violence offenders to be rehouse away from home for short periods while they receive professional help and supervision. I support the initiative but we need to find ways to make it work practically in rural and regional areas where there are housing and service shortages.
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