The governments endorsement of the use of electronic monitoring and other technologies not only demonstrates an acknowledgement that there is more we can do to help victims feel safe and supported but also trust in the technology itself.
There is a strong focus on technological solutions as the government have pledged $104M towards their ‘Keeping Women Safe in their Homes Program’ (linked below).
20M of these funds are specifically focused on providing each state the opportunity to trial electronic monitoring in cases where the victim of violence requires additional levels of protection from the perpetrator.
Victims of family violence are often not able to feel safe within their home, community, or day to day life.
GPS tracking is a prominent tool in ensuring public safety, protecting victims, ensuring compliance and is a proven cost-effective solution to prison overcrowding and offers an alternative option to incarceration.