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TRANSGENDER ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
About the TAVP
What is the Project?
The mission of the Transgender Anti-Violence Project is to provide education, support, referrals and advocacy in relation to violence and oppression based on gender identity.
This project addresses all forms of violence that impact on the transgender and gender-questioning community, including (but not limited to) domestic violence, sexual violence, anti- transgender harassment and hate crimes.
Listen to ABC radio interview about the project.
Where does the Project operate from?
The Transgender Anti-Violence Project is located within the Gender Centre which is situated at 7 Bent Street Petersham. We can provide telephone support and outreach services to people living outside Sydney.
For people living outside the state of NSW please submit a report, which will enable the TAVproject to capture this vital statistical information on the prevalence of violence directed towards the transgender and gender questioning communities of Australia.
What does the TAVP support staff do?
If you are being harassed, assaulted or attacked, get support and tell the police.
Go to your local police station or any police station you know and, if possible, take a support worker from the TAVP with you. If you are alone, you can ask the police to contact the TAVP support staff on 9569-2366 or, if you are outside Sydney, phone 1800-069-115 during business hours.
Your support worker will initially ascertain the nature and level of support that you require to help you to a successful outcome.
Supports services available to you are
The support worker is there to guide and support you through the entire process of reporting to the police or to the TAVP
If you are in need of help out of business hours ask the police to ring our out of hours emergency number (they will have it) so an advocate can offer you support
The reporting process
If you want to report violence to the police you can call triple zero, attend a police station or have police come to you, or you can call the Police Assistance Line (PAL) on 131 444.
The police will ask you questions and ask you for a statement. If you are interviewed in person they may take photographs. They may also ask you whether you will appear in court if needed.
A TAVP support worker can accompany you to the police station if you require support, and assist you throughout the reporting process.
If a support worker accompanies you to report to the police they will make a note of the time that you reported to police, the name of the police officer taking the report and what information regarding the incident was supplied to you.
You should ask the police to give you an event number for future reference.
This event number will be used when you contact the police for follow-ups.
You will need to sign a release of information document so that we can advocate and work on your behalf.
If you do not wish to report to the police you can just report to the TAVP.
The information you supply will be de-identified and used only with your permission for statistical and research purposes.
What can I report?
You can report anything to the TAVP. Below are some examples
What is the Steering committee?
The Transgender Anti-Violence Project (TAVP) Steering Committee is made up of representatives of organisations directly concerned with supporting victims of violence within the transgender community. This committee oversees and provides guidance to the TAVP.
Roles and responsibilities of the Steering Committee
Members of the Steering Committee
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