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DJAG DFV workplace support

Posted: Monday 23 May 2016

The Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG) is responsible for administering about 40 of the recommendations of the Bryce Taskforce Report on domestic and family violence (DFV). One of the recommendations was to lead the way in providing support to staff who might be suffering due to DFV. At DJAG, special leave, flexible arrangements and counselling is now available to those who need it. DJAG is also implementing a team of DFV advocates or support people throughout its workforce to provide direct but discreet support and referral. DJAG's Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is leading the way. Its DFV Program incorporates trained support staff who provide information on leave entitlements, safety planning in and out of the work place, advocacy with management and human resources and access to counselling. QCS DFV support person and White Ribbon Advocate, Aleisha Reader, gives an insight into the program in this video.

Contact details

Contact name:
Wendy Sheather
Organisation
DJAG
Email:
wendy.sheather@justice.qld.gov.au
Phone:
(07) 3239 0117

Contacts

  • In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000)
  • DVConnect Womensline – phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline – phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800 RESPECT – phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline – phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Elder Abuse Helpline – Queensland phone 1300 651 192, rest of Australia phone (07) 3867 2525 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline – phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)