What is J9?
The J9 Initiative ‘Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse’ aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and assist victims/survivors to access support safely by training professionals and members of the community to recognise domestic abuse and respond to survivors.
The J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative is named in memory of Janine Mundy, a mother who lost her life by her estranged husband. Janine used to sign her text messages J9, hence its name. Her family and the local police where she lived started this initiative with the aim to create more safe places for victims and survivors to access and gain support.
Hylands School and within the TKAT Academy offers the J9 victims/survivors that our door is open to support them and give them a safe place for them to speak out and get help.
The J9 logo is displayed around the school in different areas, offices. Where the J9 logo is displayed it alerts victims that they can acquire information which will help them to access a safe place where they can seek information and the use of a telephone to contact support services. All our trained members of staff have all the contacts to specialists’ organisations offering support and an information pack for all victims. Whether they are living within or outside a household of domestic abuse or a family member, the information will aid them to understand what rights and help and support that is on offer to them.
Survivors have found that within their experience that there always hasn’t been a safe place to find out contacts and services that are available to them due to the abusers or perpetrators shutting down opportunities for the survivors.
Getting Help and Advice
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, getting help and advice is one of the most important things you can do. There are many people and organisations you can turn to if you are suffering from domestic abuse.