|Other Bodies||Commission for Children and Young People||1300 78 29 78||The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) has been established to promote continuous improvement and innovation in: policies and practices relating to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people generally, and in particular those who are vulnerable;and the provision of out of home care services for children.|
|Groups||Community and Executive Services Group||03 9096 8599||The Community and Executive Services Group leads the effective delivery of a range of executive services to the Ministers and the Secretary, including strategic and tactical media, emergency management and communications, parliamentary services and statewide performance analysis. The group also focuses on the monitoring and analysis of statewide service delivery standards and performance, ensuring a single conduit for data analysis and statistical information internally and externally. In addition, the group provides strategic policy advice on matters relating to Youth, Disability and Women’s Affairs.|
|Other Bodies||Disability Services Commissioner||1800 677 342||The Commissioner has been created to work with people with a disability and disability service providers to resolve complaints.|
|Divisions||East Division||East Division extends out through the Yarra Ranges, taking in outer suburbs such as Lilydale and Belgrave. It has a population of 1.3 million. East Division consists of three branches and four areas: Divisional Child Protection Branch;Divisional Corporate Services Branch;Divisional Client Outcomes and Service Improvement Branch;Goulburn Area;Ovens Murray Area;Outer Eastern Melbourne Area;Inner Eastern Melbourne Area.|
|Groups||Financial and Corporate Services||03 9096 8582||The Corporate Services Group drives internal practice consistency and corporate service delivery excellence. It delivers critical corporate functions and infrastructure across the department, with a strong focus on financial management.|
Corporate Services Group comprises: People and Culture Branch, Information Management and Technology Branch, Financial Services Branch, and Procurement and Contract Management Branch.
|Other Bodies||Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative||03 9096 2523||The Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI) is a time-limited specialist service for those 16 years and older identified as having multiple and complex needs, including those with combinations of mental illness, substance abuse issues, intellectual impairment, acquired brain injury and forensic issues. Often these individuals pose a risk to themselves and to the community.|
|Divisions||North Division||03 9096 0000||North Division is home to several of Melbourne’s growth corridors and has a population of 1.2 million. It consists of four areas and four branches: Divisional Child Protection Branch;Divisional Client Outcomes and Service Improvement;Divisional Corporate Services Branch;Secure Services;Loddon Area;Mallee Area;Hume Moreland Area;North Eastern Melbourne Area.|
|Groups||Policy and Strategy Group||03 9096 0000||Policy and Strategy Group is a flexible and dynamic strategic planning and policy group that formulates our future directions and the strategies to get there. It considers the long-term future of the department and the human services system within a broader state, federal and international context. It tackles the big issues in strategy, policy, workforce and service reform and incorporates a clear, evidence-based understanding of the needs of vulnerable Victorians in policy development.|
|Groups||Service Design and Implementation Group||03 9096 0000||The Service Design and Implementation group develops cross-program and integrated service delivery responses to facilitate the implementation of high-level policy into improved practice. The group also includes the Offices for Youth, Disability and Women's Affairs, and the Royal Commission Response branch.|
Service Design and Implementation Group comprises: Service Development and Design Branch, Statutory and Forensic Services Design Branch, Community and Economic Participation Branch, the Offices for Youth, Women and Disability, Aboriginal Outcomes Branch, and Service Implementation and Support Branch.
|Groups||Social Housing and NDIS Reform||The Social Housing and NDIS Reform Group was established in May 2014 to lead the implementation of key reforms including the Social Housing Reform and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Deputy Secretary of Social Housing and NDIS Reform is also the Director of Housing who is accountable for the exercise of functions under the Housing Act.|
The Social Housing and NDIS Reform Group comprises: Social Housing Reform Branch, Property and Assets Branch and National Disability Insurance Scheme Branch.
|Divisions||South Division||03 9096 0000||South Division includes extensive coastline, national parks and state forests and has a population of 1.6million. It consists of three branches and four areas: Divisional Child Protection Branch;Divisional Corporate Services Branch;Divisional Client Outcomes and Service Improvement;Outer Gippsland Area;Inner Gippsland Area;Southern Melbourne Area;Bayside Peninsula Area.|
|Other Bodies||Suitability Panel||03 8608 5757||The Suitability Panel can decide whether an out-of-home-carer should be disqualified from being on the register of carers or whether a carer's disqualification should be removed.|
|Divisions||West Division||03 5226 4540||West Division is home to the second-largest city in Victoria, Geelong, and communities range from highly urban to rural. It consists of three branches and five areas: Divisional Child Protection Branch;Divisional Corporate Services Branch;Divisional Client Outcomes and Service Improvement;Western District Area;Central Highlands Area;Barwon Area;Western Melbourne Area;and Brimbank Melton Area.|
|Other Bodies||Youth Parole and Youth Residential Boards of Victoria||03 9096 7534||The Youth Parole and Youth Residential Boards exercise jurisdiction over all young people sentenced by a court to a period of detention in a youth justice custodial centre and over young people transferred by the Adult Parole Board from imprisonment in adult prison to serve their sentence in a youth justice centre.|