On Wednesday afternoon (May 5), members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) were invited to attend a candlelight vigil hosted by the Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (CRDVS).
Everyone in attendance came together to remember those who have died and remember the loved ones that have been left behind due to domestic and family violence.
Acting Chief Superintendent Chris Hodgman spoke at the event, reinforcing how vital awareness and prevention is, not only during domestic and family violence (D&FV) prevention month but each and every day.
“We come together once a year for D&FV prevention month, however police, other support agencies and victims, deal with this 12 month a year,” Acting Chief Superintendent Hodgman said.
“Our work around prevention and awareness raising continues every single day.”
We all play our part is the theme for this years D&FV prevention month.
If you are worried about someone, don’t stay silent. Please report it to police.
What can I do?
- Talk to the person and offer them support.
- Let the person know that support is available and point them in the right direction. Help is available via phone or in person (see details below).
- Call Triple Zero (000) if there is a risk of violence. Please do not hesitate to do something and call for help.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.
Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:
More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.