DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS
PUT ON NOTICE
Local domestic violence re-offenders have been put on notice according to Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson following the NSW Government’s announcement of the state-wide rollout of Suspect Target Management Plans (STMP).
The rollout commences this week following promising results during a five month trial in the St George Local Area Command.
Mr Anderson said domestic and family violence is a serious crime that sadly affects too many people in our community.
“There is no excuse for domestic violence. As a community we need to stand up and say enough is enough.
“Suspect Target Management Plans directly focus on the perpetrator with an aim to stop the violence, stop victims suffering in silence and start protecting families from future violent acts.
“This is about giving our dedicated police the tools they need to target the offenders and support the victims.”
STMP are a standardised, coordinated approach to manage repeat offenders and have been used by the NSW Police Force since 2005 targeting offenders of other major crimes including robbery and break and enter crime.
If you or someone you know is concerned about domestic and family violence please call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline on 1800 65 64 63. This number will not appear on telephone records.
You can visit www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au for advice and information about accommodation, counselling, financial support and legal action in local areas to help women leave violence.