State Funds for Victims of Crime Services

07/05/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich and Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg have announced victims of crime in the local region will have ongoing access to help from several key organisations thanks to renewed funding from the Newman Government.

Mr Holswich said the services will make a real difference to residents.

"Renewed funding of $3.5 million for Relationships Australia (QLD) will assist the people of Pine Rivers and Kallangur with a 24-hour state-wide telephone counselling service," Mr Holswich Said.

"Protect All Children Today Inc has been granted $1.1 million to continue assisting children and young people of this region and across the state with support in giving evidence as victims or witnesses to a crime.'

Mr Ruthenberg said "People of Kallangur and Pine Rivers can benefit from the $1.05 million given to the Queensland Homicide Victim's Support Group which provides vital practical and emotional support to family and friends who have lost a loved one after a homicide.

"W.W.I.L.D is an important organisation which provides services to victims of sexual assaults who have intellectual disabilities and provides professional training for service providers.

"It has been granted $471,000 by the Government to continue its work for the people of our area and the wider community of this great state.

The Government is also pleased to provide Anglicare Southern Queensland "$135,000 to deliver the Living Well Men's program and be able to offer support to men in the region and the wider community who have been victims of sexual abuse.

"These organisations play an integral role in providing assistance and rehabilitation to people in the Pine Rivers and Kallangur community who have suffered great personal losses and have been direct or indirect victims of violent crime.

Mr Holswich said "The effects of such serious personal abuse are devastating and have ongoing consequences on the lives of the victims, their family and friends."

The Newman Government is pleased to be able to support these organisations which have proved to have already impacted on the lives of thousands of people in our community who are in need of support and assistance.

"I encourage the people of Pine Rivers and Kallangur to seek assistance when needed from any of these organisations," he said.

"These groups do great work helping many Queenslanders every day across our great state to get their lives back on track."