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Social Dev Dept will offer free housing in Domestic Violence cases

Chief Social Development Officer Mrs. Anne Malone-Frett (above right) made the disclosures while she was testifying on the 2016 Budget for her Department. Photo: VINO/File/Internet source
Member for the Second District Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (right) inquired how was the staffing ratio to the number of children being housed at the Rainbow Children Home. To this the Chief Social Development Officer Mrs. Malone-Frett told the SFC that currently there are five children residing at the Home with a total of seven staff members. Photo: VINO/File
Member for the Second District Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (right) inquired how was the staffing ratio to the number of children being housed at the Rainbow Children Home. To this the Chief Social Development Officer Mrs. Malone-Frett told the SFC that currently there are five children residing at the Home with a total of seven staff members. Photo: VINO/File
When asked by Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) (left) about the procedure, as it relates to emergency housing, the Chief Social Development Officer told the Committee “once we get a domestic violence case and the victim was in need of housing the department automatically moves forward similarly, as it relates to a child.” Member Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton (right) asked Mrs. Malone-Frett until what age a child was allowed to remain at the Home. The Officer responded that under the Children and Young Persons Act there was provision for up to 18 years of age. Photo: VINO/File
When asked by Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) (left) about the procedure, as it relates to emergency housing, the Chief Social Development Officer told the Committee “once we get a domestic violence case and the victim was in need of housing the department automatically moves forward similarly, as it relates to a child.” Member Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton (right) asked Mrs. Malone-Frett until what age a child was allowed to remain at the Home. The Officer responded that under the Children and Young Persons Act there was provision for up to 18 years of age. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the increase in cases of domestic violence most often men abusing women both physically and verbally, the Social Development Department told the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee that it provides housing for victims, including their children free, of cost.

It was this year before the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) when the Chief Social Development Officer Mrs Anne Malone-Frett was testifying on the 2016 Budget for her Department.

When asked by Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) about the procedure, as it relates to emergency housing, the Chief Social Development Officer told the Committee “once we get a domestic violence case and the victim was in need of housing the department automatically moves forward similarly, as it relates to a child.”

Mrs Malone-Frett also told the SFC that if a person was in a situation in which they needed to be housed, funds under public assistance could go towards same.

Rainbow Children's home

Meanwhile, the Member for the Second District Hon Melvin M. Turnbull inquired how was the staffing in relation to the number of children being housed at the Rainbow Children Home.

To this the Chief Social Development Officer, Mrs Malone-Frett, told the SFC that currently there are five children residing at the Home with a total of seven staff members.

The Minister for Health and Social Development and Territorial At Large Member Hon Ronnie W. Skelton asked Mrs Malone-Frett until what age a child was allowed to remain at the Home.

The Officer responded that under the Children and Young Persons Act there was provision for up to 18 years of age.

11 Responses to “Social Dev Dept will offer free housing in Domestic Violence cases”

  • pat (07/05/2016, 10:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    deeds men always beating on deeds ladies
  • Yes (07/05/2016, 10:26) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let hope at the least 2 NDP ministers (TT & shine head) sign up for this.
    • @ lol (07/05/2016, 17:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      nothing will come out of the investigation by the PSC...set of oppressors
  • good thing (07/05/2016, 14:25) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a good thing but, some of thes men is bold with their S,,t. I hope that the housing have full time security just in the event the abuser try anything stupid.
  • . (07/05/2016, 20:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What ever happened to da days when men were men and gals were gals,my God what weve become.
  • son of the soil (07/05/2016, 22:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tax payers are paying for these men for this type of behavior whatabout a refund?
    • -------------------------------- (07/05/2016, 22:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      we ALL have a part to play in preserving what is good about this country.
      One Love!
  • great (07/05/2016, 22:12) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have been abuse by my husband for 12 years. Today am free . I prayed him out and he walk out our family. He is quite and doesnt look abusive He admitts he has a temper
    Today he hates me
    Y
    Am not his victim anymore
    Side effect.it left me with panic attack
    Which i praying it out when ever it happens
    One day i will give my whole story to the world
    First time he lay his hands on me right after honey moon
    Truth
    Am happy Government is helping
  • Sick (08/05/2016, 13:27) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Lucky for you that he left.
    Have you considered your psychological makeup that accomadated his abuse?. Right after the honeymoon and twelve years on going? Hoping that you and your husband's mental incapacity has not damaged your children. Son becoming an abuser and daughters aiding the behaviour and referring to themselves as abused.
    Get some help. You should have walked out instead of praying it out.
    • chad (08/05/2016, 20:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Read again
      I pray in Jesus Nane that your children children down the line . Will nerve fall in the hands of an abuser.
      Praise God the woman is out.
      What about those who still trap
      The lady who got kill in the Bvi
      Why didnt you find her
      Those who got rape
      Why they had to
      Hmmmm
      You talk too much. The Government step in because it is real. This men abuse constant .its seroius. Escape sound easy .until its your own child our niece our who ever
      Think before you talk and read carefully
      Did Jesus ask to be spat upon and mocked and all the details ..
      You talk too much......go and pray pray
      What ever you say i rebuke you in Jesus Name.
      The devil is a liar ..be carefull and pray is not your kids next
  • School chirren say (09/05/2016, 11:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The lady forgot to mention that the reason they can offer housing for free is because they sen all the victims down to FSN for housing. And don get started on the childrens home. They have 3 not 5 and it's all boys with handicaps. They accommodate up to 18 years old? Really? Please! What happen to the 3 that were abandoned in East End or the little girl they found sleeping up at Greenland field? How bout the little boy that died recently who spent a day in the band stan? How come they didn't help none of them? All of you tallkin bout prayers you need to pray for dem people in Social Development. More to talk but those people in HOA don't know what to ask and probably don't really care all that much anyway bout people who go for help anywhere. The only person talkin more frawt than that lady is Donald the Dump Trump.


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