Written on the 22 May 2015 by Kevin Conolly

Kevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone, is calling on locals to have their say on an Australian-first scheme to protect people who may be at risk of domestic violence.

Announced as a key election commitment the NSW Government will now pilot a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) that enables people to find out whether their partner has a history of domestic violence offending.

'I welcome the release of the NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) discussion paper and I encourage the community to provide feedback on the scheme.' said Mr Conolly.

A DVDS allows people to make informed decisions about their relationships and safety, to seek assistance or undertake safety planning.

Mr Conolly said "The pilot will be established in four NSW Police Force Local Area commands, these four sites will be determined following the consultation process."
"The DVDS is another tool which the NSW Government is using to tackle the scourge of domestic violence."

To view the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme Discussion Paper and provide feedback, visit http://www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/consultations/domestic-violence-disclosure-scheme

The closing date for submitting feedback is 5pm, Friday 19 June 2015.

Author: Kevin Conolly


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