Violence Free Families Endorsed by Australia’s Largest Rotary District
Violence Free Families has received the support of the largest Rotary District in Australia, including 69 clubs from Echuca in the north of Victoria to Brighton in the south.
Making the announcement at a Rotary Club of Brighton meeting on Thursday 19 January 2012, District Governor Keith Ryall said that Rotary was concerned by the high social, psychological and medical costs of family violence.
As a social service organisation, it applauded Violence Free Families' efforts to reduce the extent and impact of the problem. The District gave VFF, through the Brighton Club, its highest award for community service for 2010/11 and wanted to support the further development of its work.
VFF Chairman, Dr David Smyth, warmly welcomed the decision. He said that it showed the extent of community concern about the problem of violence in families.
It will give VFF the opportunity of widening its support base and spreading its message about improving the quality of family life through the reduction of violence.
More information about Violence Free Families may be found on its website www.violencefreefamilies.org.au.