Domestic violence 'safety card' trial proves successful
A trial of domestic violence 'safety cards' has proved overwhelmingly successful, according to those involved in the program.
Over 12-months, women were given electronic cards that when pressed, alerted a call centre at the Safe Futures Foundation.
Operators are able to then listen in live to what is being recorded via the card, and relay the information and location to police.
Shaska was one of the women involved in the trial.
'I made sure my ex-partner knew that I now carried a personal alarm on me 24 hours a day,' she said.
'So he knew that if he breached the order, I would be pressing this button, he would be recorded, my location would go straight through to police, whereas before the safety card, he had breached the intervention order 20 or 30 times.
'I didn't need to use it during the trial. In a way, I think it was a huge deterrent.'
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