Around 60 community and religious leaders from more than 20 Illawarra groups attended a forum on domestic violence at Amity College.
The seminar at the Shellarbour-based college was designed to resource leaders so they could help troubled families dealing with domestic violence.
The college organised the event late last month with the NSW Department of Justice.
“The NSW Department of Justice acknowledges that religious and community leaders are regarded as trusted members of the community and will often be in a position where they are the first ones to hear about or recognise the presence of violence in relationships,” diversity services team manager Yasmin Hunter said.
“We are hoping to hold these seminars with religious and community leaders across NSW to give them more information about the legal system and how they can assist people in their communities who are affected by domestic and family violence.”
Amity College principal Dr Mehmet Aslan praised all parties for attending the important seminar.
“We thank NSW Department of Justice for the opportunity to be part of an amazing event. It was a great turnout,” he said.
“As Amity College, we will always support such programs and initiatives and we look forward to collaborating more with other NGOs and NSW Department of Justice in the future.”