Yearly $6 million fund to help victims of family violence: Halimah Yacob

The Ministry of Social and Family Development will provide $6m in funding each year to bolster help for those affected by family violence. 

It will also set up two new Child Protection Specialist Centres, expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2013.

The funding will be used for the three currently operational Family Violence Specialist Centres, and the two new Child Protection Specialist Centres. 

Minister of State for Social and Family Development, Halimah Yacob, announced this today at the National Family Violence Networking System Symposium. 

Mdm Halimah said the two Child Protection Specialist Centres will provide community based help and treatment programmes for children and their families with moderate-risk needs. 

High-risk cases will continue to be served by MSF's child protection services. 

The centres are expected to be operational by the first quarter 2013.