Thousands take advantage of Govt's home safety offer

  • 03/08/2017
Amy Adams.
Amy Adams. Photo credit: Simon Wong/Newshub.

The home safety service for victims of family violence has helped more than 2200 people since it was launched two years ago.

The service makes homes safer by installing stronger locks, security lights and monitored alarms.

Justice Minister Amy Adams says in the first two years it has made 648 homes safer for adult victims and their children.

"No one should have to live in fear of violence in their own homes," she said.

"That's why we introduced the service which has enabled more victims and their children to stay in their homes with a significantly reduced risk of serious physical harm."

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