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From 1 July 2017, Family Safety Victoria will be responsible for driving and delivering the $1.9 billion action plan to end family violence.

As Victoria’s first-ever agency dedicated solely to family violence reform, Family Safety Victoria will lead the implementation of new initiatives including:

  • establishing the Central Information Point that will allow police, courts and government services to track perpetrators and keep victims safe
  • the Centre for Workforce Excellence
  • 17 Support and Safety Hubs across the state, to give women and children the coordinated support they need to recover.

Chief Executive Officer, Family Safety Victoria

Sue Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Family Safety VictoriaIn June 2017, Sue Clifford APM was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Family Safety Victoria, tasked with driving and delivering the Victorian Government’s response to family violence.

Ms Clifford has extensive experience working with the individual communities, the sector and Government to drive important changes that improve the safety of Victorians. This includes nearly three decades working with Victoria Police, specialising in the areas of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

Ms Clifford comes to Family Safety Victoria from her most recent role as Commander of the Priority Communities Division at Victoria Police, which was established to engage more effectively and purposefully with diverse communities across Victoria.

Prior to this role, she spent five years working for the Australian Football League (AFL) as General Manager, People and Culture, leading core initiatives to affect change in the culture of those who work, play and support the AFL. Ms Clifford was responsible for the development and management of a number of programs that changed how the AFL community perceived Respect and Responsibility, Drugs and Anti-Doping and Gambling Alcohol. She was also Chair of the AFLs Vilification Committee.

As an active member of the community, Ms Clifford has played a key and influential role in the development of with the White Ribbon Foundation, and has previously been a Board member for Domestic Violence Victoria.

She has an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Melbourne University and has studied at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Ms Clifford recently awarded the Australian Police Medal in the 2017 Australia day honours.

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Job opportunities at Family Safety Victoria will be advertised on Victorian Government careers.