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Community Respect and Equality (CRE)

Community Respect and Equality (CRE)

Lead Organisation

Desert Blue Connect


Region of Project

City of Greater Geraldton

Target Group

Whole of population
Business and organisations (CRE Workplace Agreement)

Funded by

Department of Social Services (DSS)

WA Police Force

Philanthropic funding


Monica Puccetti, Community Initiatives Coordinator, Desert Blue Connect

Project overview

A participatory action research project – community led

Project is based on the Our WATCh ‘Change the Story Framework’ and aims to make Geraldton a cohesive community where:
– Violence in all forms is unacceptable
– Organisations are non-discriminatory and gender equitable
– Where relationships are equal, healthy and respectful
– The prevalence of family violence is reduced

CRE Agreement for businesses and organisations – encourages and supports workplaces to implement family violence prevention actions.

Duration of initiative

Original project commenced in 2016, launched in 2017 and is ongoing.


The CRE project has an evaluation framework.

An evaluation is in progress – this is the baseline survey that occurred in 2019 and will be undertaken again in late 2021/early 2022 to measure attitudinal change. The Local Attitudes and Exposure to Violence Survey (LCAEVS) is being run through collaboration with WA Centre for Rural Health.

Project process

Project achievement and successes

Issues and challenges during this project

Advice for others doing this type of work


Check out the Community, Respect and Equality website
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