Stop the Violence

Albert & Logan News

The Chief Executive of a frontier Logan city support group has urged the community to work together to eradicate domestic violence.

YFS’s Cath Bartolo said the violence had to stop.

“There is a lot happening in Logan to combat DV. Our whole community is saying enough is enough,” she said. “We have to work together to make women’s and children’s lives safer.”

She welcomed the State Government trial of a new integrated response to domestic violence in Logan.

“The integrated response will drive change at a system level, where the community blueprint pushes change at a community level,” she said.

Ms Bartolo, pictured, was speaking at last Friday’s Logan Domestic Violence Community Blueprint workshop in Woodridge.

“This is a different conversation about DV- it’s not just service providers or governments getting together. “This workshop will involve people ranging from management of local Mc Donald’s stores to leaders of the Muslim communities.”

YFS launched a youth driven community awareness campaign, #R4Respect.