In NSW there are around 120 Domestic Liaison Officers (DVLOs). These Officers work tirelessly to assist victims of domestic violence, in particular children at risk. They are the unsung hero’s of domestic violence, they deal with victims everyday and the number of victims that they support is outstanding. The role of the DVLO is a very busy and extremely stressful role, with NSW Police attending over 145,000 reported domestic violence incidents last year.
Every two years the NSW Police Force puts on a Conference for all the DVLOs across the State to provide further knowledge to support their roles and also to acknowledge their hard work. Over the last couple of years there have been so many changes brought forward by NSW Police and the Government to reduce domestic violence across NSW which has lead to the DVLO’s workload being doubled.