#NotNowNotEverTogether: QCS joins QPS, Townsville City Council and Red Rose Foundation to put a stop to DFV

#NotNowNotEverTogether: We have joined forces with Red Rose Foundation Australia, Townsville City Council and Queensland Police Service to construct red benches for display outside of the Council building and the Mundingburra Police Station to raise awareness of domestic and family violence.

The benches were constructed by prisoners from Townsville Correctional Complex.

Townsville Correctional Complex General Manager Louise Kneeshaw said manufacturing the benches was a great example of QCS’ commitment to taking a stand against domestic violence.

“We deal with domestic and family violence at many levels in QCS, with many prisoners being perpetrators of domestic and family violence. We were happy to be involved and have the opportunity to help raise awareness of this important issue,” Acting Chief Superintendent Kneeshaw said.

The benches provide a permanent presence in public spaces and act as a symbolic reminder of domestic and family violence in our communities.

For prisoners, constructing the benches provides them with an opportunity to learn key life and vocational skills, which gives them a better chance of employment once released from custody, while also giving back to the community.

The collaboration of the red benches helps raise public awareness and keep this important issue visible in communities.

Keep an eye out for a red bench near you and help us take a stand against domestic and family violence.