Funding boost to violent crime victim support

Victims of violent crime in Queensland will have better support services after an organisation on Brisbane’s northside was awarded a State Government grant.

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard joined the Attorney-General, Yvette D’Ath today at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre to meet with community workers from the Nundah Community Support Group Inc, Community Living Association, Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre, and the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre to discuss supporting victims of violent crime and to announce the awarding of the grant.

Nudgee MP Leanne Linard said the Nundah Community Support Group Inc would receive $50,000 to train up to 60 workers across northern Brisbane to better address the effects of sexual violence on victims.

“Participants will develop skills and strategies to help victims, families or their other support people to deal with the impacts of sexual assault and guide victims down the path to recovery,” she said.

The organisation had applied for one-off funding for this specific project through the Victims Services Building Capacity Funding Program and other organisations are encouraged to apply for the next round of funding in 2016.

Victim Assist Queensland will call for submissions early next year for the 2016-17 Building Capacity Funding Program round.

Photo: Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath, Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard and community workers at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre.

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