CASA and WRISC sign MoU
THE Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) and WRISC Family Violence Support have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the two agencies working more closely together to support victims of domestic or sexual violence. Ballarat CASA (which is a program of Ballarat Health Services) and WRISC will explore opportunities where they can combine resources to provide services to mutual clients. Manager of Ballarat CASA, Shireen Gunn, said “The demand on both services has always been high and now with the Royal Commissions into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse and Family Violence the demand has increased even further. Working together is one way to address this increase in demand as well as an opportunity to share expertise”.
WRISC Executive Officer, Elizabeth Jewson, said “We welcome this opportunity to work more closely with CASA, ultimately improving the service that we can offer for the women and children with whom we work”.
The first joint project to be undertaken by the two organisations is a support group for women who have experienced family violence and/or sexual violence which will commence in October.