Transforce backs NSW domestic violence prevention


State government puts crucial message on the side of Dubbo firm’s trailers

Transforce backs NSW domestic violence prevention
NSW police minister Troy Grant and Transforce founder Steve Fieldus with the banner

 

A Dubbo trucking company has signed up to spread the word on speaking up against domestic violence.

The NSW government has partnered with Transforce to take its ‘No Innocent Bystanders’ campaign to the state’s roads to encourage people to report domestic violence incidents.

Transforce founder and MD Steve Fieldus says he was extremely proud to be involved in the ‘No Innocent Bystanders’ campaign as domestic violence impacts many lives including young children.

"Our heavy vehicle with this important message on it will be seen up and down highways throughout regional NSW as we go about our day to day business," Fieldus adds.

"If one person reports a domestic violence incident to NSW Police after seeing my truck, then it has been well worth my while."

According to state police minister and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, domestic violence is the most under-reported crime in NSW, with many victims feeling shame, guilt and fear at the thought of reporting this very serious crime.

"No one should be subjected to violence, particularly by those they love," Grant says.

‘It’s important victims, and witnesses, feel they can come forward and seek help from police and other service providers."

"To help overcome this culture of silence, we have joined forces with local Dubbo company Transforce to fit out the exterior of one of its freight trucks with anti-domestic violence signage.

"This partnership, a first for the NSW government, will ensure the important message of reporting domestic violence travels across the state in a bold and creative way."

Minister for the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault Pru Goward says the NSW Police Force need every piece of information they can to take action against domestic and family violence offenders, and information provided by the public could save someone’s life.

"I congratulate Transforce for a great partnership with NSW Police and CrimeStoppers," Goward says.

 

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