Creation of an ALL ability victim support unit model
As a result of the funding received from the National |GBVF Relief Fund, Iris House had the privilege of designing and creating the first-of-its-kind (ALL) ability victim support unit model at the SAPS station in Bothasig. The unit was opened by Premier Alan Winde and our Patron Tracy Winde on the 6th of May 2022 supported by the new Western Cape MEC for community safety Mr. Reagan Allen. The Unit serves as a shining example of what can be done to support GBVF victims with disabilities and how best to protect their rights.
Victims of GBVF with disabilities. Training for First Responders, SAPS, and Prosecutors.
The National GBVF Relief fund has also funded Iris House for a two-year period in order to create training manuals and train First Responders, SAPS Officers, and Prosecutors to understand and apply practical approaches to equality and non-discrimination in a disability context for victims of GBVF with disabilities.
Should you be a community first responder, SAPS Officer, or Prosecutor and you feel that you would benefit from this training, please complete our quick response form below.