Cleveland Coffee with a Cop to wrap up Domestic Violence Prevention Month

FREE COFFEE: Grab coffee with a cop in Cleveland on May 30. Photo: Hannah Baker
FREE COFFEE: Grab coffee with a cop in Cleveland on May 30. Photo: Hannah Baker

DOMESTIC and Family Violence Prevention Month will come to a close with a Coffee with a Cop event in Cleveland on May 30.

During the event, locals can visit Bay Breeze Cafe and ask police any questions relating to domestic and family violence and other community issues over a free coffee.

Coffee with a Cop will be hosted by the Bayside District Crime Prevention in partnership with Cleveland Police Station, and Volunteers in Policing, Police Liaison Officers, Crime Stoppers volunteers and representatives from the Centre for Women and Co will also be on hand to answer questions.

It will wrap up a month filled of local domestic violence prevention events including a candlelight vigil and Diner en Rouge.

On the first day of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said domestic and family violence claimed on average two Australian lives every week.

"This is a time to remember those lost to us and a time to stand with those left behind," she said.

"It's a time to continue to promote a clear message that violence of any kind is not tolerated and to ensure those experiencing abuse know that help is available and how they can access it.

"It's also a time we recognise the hard work of those working to support people affected by violence."

Domestic and Family Violence Minister Di Farmer said while Queensland had made significant progress, there was still more to be done.

"No one should ever have to live with violence in their home or in their relationships," she said.

"We have made new laws and strengthened penalties for offenders, and we've also established programs to help offenders take responsibility for their behaviour and stop using violence against their families."

Coffee with a Cop Cleveland

When: 9am until 11am, Thursday, May 30

Where: Bay Breeze Cafe, 39 Middle Street, Cleveland

What: Free coffee, ask anything

Those with information for police can contact Policelink on 131 444 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Always call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.