The SupportLink Referral Management Service was first trialled by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) at Tuggeranong Police Station in 1997, in an effort to build stronger referral pathways between police and external agencies to improve partnerships and early intervention outcomes.
Since this time, the partnership has grown from strength to strength. ACT Policing members use the SupportLink Referral Management Service to refer individuals and families seeking support and assistance to a range of local service providers.
This has resulted in support offered to individuals and families who may not otherwise have received assistance for a range of issues including family breakdown, drug and alcohol support, homelessness, parenting challenges, dispute resolution, victim support and more.
Police are also able to make referrals to other agencies for things such as (but not limited to):

  • Drug and alcohol diversions
  • Restorative Justice
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Domestic animal reports
  • Home personal safety and security
  • Motor vehicle security
  • Business security
  • Aged support 
  • Disability support
  • Financial counselling
  • LGBTI support services
  • Road trauma 
  • Mental Health.

For more information visit the SupportLink website.

Agencies that work with SupportLink

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