Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. WSSSA has a range of programs and services over numerous sites to assist people in South Australia.
The DVDS is an early intervention program. People who have concerns for their own or others safety within a relationship can apply to SA Police (SAPOL) to request information about a person’s history of violence to be provided to the person the concern is for. The purpose of the scheme is to provide people with accurate information that enables them to make informed decisions about the future of their relationships. A Domestic Violence Specialist provides support, information and referrals to the Person at Risk. For more information visit: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/dvds
SARTI (Safety, Accountability, Responsibility Through Integration)
This program works in collaboration with the Department of Correctional Services. Women’s Advocates provide assertive outreach to all current and former partners of men attending a Domestic & Family Violence Intervention Program in either custodial or community setting. This includes support for women and their children, information and resources, referrals and safety plans.
Women’s Safety Contact Program (WSCP)
WSCP is part of the Intervention Order Response Model together with Courts Administration, OARS –CT and Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY). Men are directed through the Courts to participate in a Domestic Violence Abuse Prevention Program as part of the conditions of an Intervention Order (IO). Women’s Advocates within WSCP provide assertive outreach to a current or former partner whilst the man is attending the program. This includes support for women and their children, information and resources, referrals and safety plans.
- Accommodation assistance
- Crisis accommodation
- Trauma counselling
- Men's behavioural change
- Men's services
- Culturally and linguistically diverse support
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culturally appropriate support
- Safety planning
- Information and referrals
- Financial assistance
- Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
- Women's Safety Contact Program