At WRISC family violence support, we believe that everyone has the right to be safe and treated with respect, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This week, known as NAIDOC week, is a very special time in the Indigenous community as it reflects the 1938 Day of Mourning and encourages the celebration of Indigenous culture, history and the progress made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In today’s society, NAIDOC week is not just celebrated by those a part of Indigenous communities across Australia but by a growing percentage of Australia itself – we at wrisc family violence being part of that percentage.
In the spirit of NAIDOC week, we want to encourage everyone to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to raise awareness around the issues experienced by their communities, which often include family violence.
We have a program dedicated specifically to helping Aboriginal families seek help from domestic violence and receive the essential assistance they need to remove themselves from dangerous circumstances. Our Aboriginal family violence program helps victims by establishing and implementing Reconciliation Action Plans, providing court support, case management, and help for children experiencing problems caused by family violence.
It is our mission to stand by these individuals and help them to live better lives. Lives without family violence.