Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides a range of counselling services for anyone who has experienced or is at risk of sexual violence, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters. Our services include the NSW Rape Crisis Line for people in NSW who have experienced or have been impacted by sexual violence, and Sexual Assault Counselling Australia for people who have been impacted by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Counselling services for women who were sexually assaulted in childhood are also available from Women’s Health Centres across NSW.
The Service is committed to upholding the rights of all women to live in a socially just, equitable and non violent society and for all people to live a life free of violence.
Counsellors work in partnership with clients to expand their choices, facilitate healing and encourage personal growth.
The fundamental service principles on which the Service operates are that
Sexual assault, family and domestic violence are gendered crimes and a product of patriarchy.
The responsibility for the offence always lies with the perpetrator.
Sexual assault, family and domestic violence is a human rights abuse.
The psychological injury resulting from sexual assault, family and domestic violence is based in trauma.
- Client self-determination and empowerment is critical to trauma recovery.
The Service is accessible to anyone who is at risk of or has experienced sexual assault, family and/or domestic violence or who is supporting someone who experienced that violence.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia asserts that it is every person’s human right to live their life free of violence and when violence occurs it is their right to receive compassionate, professional assistance in their recovery and full redress for the crime through the criminal justice system.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia was established in the early 1970's. The Service is a non profit community organisation managed by a group of committed women. The Service employs counsellors who are professionally qualified and have extensive experience in the area of sexual assault, family and domestic violence trauma.
The organisation's work is evidence based and best practice.
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