Letter to Women’s Refuge on the new family violence program.

Hello Women’s Refuge,
Curious that there are new criminal offenses as a significant part of the family violence package announced yesterday.  Why do you support new criminal offenses?  How will they enhance victim support which is the basis of your work?  Sending a “strong message” does more to promote the Sensible Sentencing Trust than it does Women’s Refuge, so it might be counterproductive to your work.
Any literature on criminal offenses which the Refuge has previously created would be helpful.
Richard Keller

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