Dedicated cop creates safe refuge for kids
A dedicated police officer has created a safe space for the region's most vulnerable children.
Seeing the devastation child victims of domestic violence go through, Townsville police Senior Constable Jodie Petersen made a welcoming place inside a police station to ease their minds during a traumatic time.
"It resulted from me removing a kid from an unsafe situation," she said.
"It's a safe space. (Children) don't need to be exposed to (unsafe situations) any more than they have already."
Sen-Constable Petersen spent hours off the clock helping artist Indy Saleh paint the room and furnishing it with plenty of toys.
"The idea of it is to create a sort of window," she said.
It can also be used as a statement room, or a room for kids to sleep if they've been removed from an unsafe home.
Originally published as Dedicated cop creates safe refuge for kids
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