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Funding announced to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence

The Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Fund has been launched this week.

The funding supports localised projects, including pilot programs, which employ good practice evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies to break the intergenerational cycle of domestic and family violence.

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New support referral service available for families

FACES (Family and Children’s Enquiry and Support) is the new Territory Families helpline dedicated to connecting families with support services and resources.

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NT Youth Week is here

Northern Territory Youth Week (NT Youth Week) kicks off this Friday, 13 April and runs until 22 April. It’s 10 full days of fun, friendship, activities, music, food, competitions and laughter!

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Youth Justice Legislation Amendment Bill introduced to parliament

On Wednesday 21 March the Minister introduced the first Youth Justice Legislation amendment Bill to parliament.

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Territory Families celebrates emergency relief teams in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcus.

Territory Families is proud to acknowledge and thank the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers who have assisted with the welfare recovery effort in the wake of Cyclone Marcus.

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Adoption Act Changes = Equality for Same-Sex and De facto Couples

Historic amendments to the NT Adoption of Children Act were passed in the NT Legislative Assembly in March, allowing same sex and de facto couples the right to legally to adopt children in the NT.

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Tropical Cyclone Marcus recovery assistance

Financial assistance is now available for Territorian households connected to mains power that have been left without Power in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcus.

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The Territory celebrates International Women’s Day’s 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually across the globe on March 8, and recognises the contributions and achievements made by women worldwide.

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New senior youth outreach staff join youth reform

The next step in the Northern Territory’s youth justice reform program was taken last week when the first group of Senior Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Officers (YOREOs) celebrated the completion of their five-week training.

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Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework

The Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028  was launched at Parliament House last night. The Framework represents our ten year strategy to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence.