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Our next steps

The actions and investment described in this Rolling Action Plan provide the foundations to prevent family violence before it starts and build a system which responds effectively to family violence over the long term.

In implementing these reforms, our commitment to co-design and engagement will continue. We will work with individuals with lived experience of family violence and together with the sector develop, refine and implement future actions. This engagement with victim survivors and the sector will not only drive collaboration, it will allow us to develop more durable and effective solutions over the long term to enable better outcomes for all Victorians.

As a priority, we are embedding transparency and accountability throughout our reforms. Our commitment to ensuring effective and independent oversight meant in December 2016, we passed the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Act 2016 to establish the Family Violence Implementation Monitor

Each year, the Monitor will hold Government to account by reporting to Parliament on the Government's implementation of Royal Commission recommendations. 

Family violence is a problem that cannot be solved by government alone. If we are to change attitudes and behaviours about family violence, we need leadership from the whole community – our schools, sporting clubs, the media, faith-based organisations, workplaces and the business community.

With a shared commitment, we can reduce the numbers of women, children and men being affected by family violence in our homes and in our communities.