The Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Committee (SSDVC) is a collective of local professionals from support services, not for profit organisations, and Local and State Governments who are committed to raising awareness about the impacts of domestic and family violence, as well as providing information on local services for victims of domestic and family violence.

The Committee is hosted and led by Sutherland Shire Family Services, who has been supporting local families impacted by domestic violence for over 30 years. Committee members meet monthly (and have done for over 25 years) to discuss local statistics, emerging trends, and best practice support. The committee also hosts annual community outreach activities that promote support services in the wider community.

The Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues facing the Sutherland Shire Community. As well as understanding the prevalence of DV in the community,  committee members discuss high risk cases and responses and best practice approaches to working with people impacted by violence.

The aims of the SSDVC committee are to raise community awareness about the destructive impacts of domestic and family violence, to promote models of healthy and respectful behaviours and relationships, and to provide information on local services for victims of domestic and family violence. 

Members of this committee include NSW Police, FaCS, the local Women’s Health Service, SSFS, Southern Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SSWDVCAS), Interrelate, Sutherland Shire Council, Family Referral Service (FRS), Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), local women’s refuge, local Neighbourhood Centres, community health workers, Sutherland Hospital Social Workers, Ability Links, Community Corrections, Southern Community Welfare, Enough is Enough and Housing NSW.