Safe families – paws and all

In family violence and abuse, some perpetrators abuse animals and exploit the human animal bond to control others. Lucy’s Project works to improve outcomes for people with animals experiencing domestic and family violence and abuse. We advocate, raise awareness and take action to remove barriers to safety, educate communities and organisations about animal inclusive safety plans, we create resources and tools to facilitate safer pathways.

Our core strategies

Latest Webinars

Funded by Women NSW, Lucy’s Project’s AWARE ARC team has created a three part series of webinars specifically for professionals who support clients in the domestic and family abuse and violence sector in NSW.

Session 3 – Safety Planning for people with animals – August 18th, 11am-12pm

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Aware Arc, Webinar

Supporting animals and people experiencing domestic and family violence

This free webinar will provide an overview of how to support animals and people experiencing domestic and family violence and abuse (DFVA). It will also provide information about services you can refer animals and people to for help. This includes 1800 RESPECT, NSW Domestic Violence Line and the RSPCA Community Domestic Violence Program. This training...

Aware Arc

Bec Driver – Aware Arc team

Bec Driver   What is your role?   I am the Community Engagement and Training Officer (CETO) for Lucy’s Project in the Shoalhaven region for the AWARE ARC Project and also work as a Domestic Family Violence Specialist Worker for the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.   Why did you decide to work on...
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of women who experienced domestic violence reported the deliberate injury or killing of their companion animal
(Gullone, 1994)
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of women who experienced domestic violence reported that their children had abused a pet
(Arbour, R. Signal, T. & Taylor, N., 2009)
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of families receiving services for child abuse had also abused their pets
(Davidson, 1988)
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Speaker and consulting requests

Raising awareness about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse is part of our core work. To learn more about the issues, hear a presentation at your school, University, conference or place of work, to up-skill your organisation, help build your network or get a project for animals off the ground

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