Family Safety Victoria works to:
- implement key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence
- make it easier for people to get the help they need
- ensure people with lived experience and people with specialist expertise inform and guide the reform
- bring organisations together to create new and coordinated ways to respond to family violence, and better support families
The family violence system we are building is inclusive, culturally safe and gives children and young people a voice.
Our work so far
We work with our sector and partners to lead a coordinated approach to keep women, children and young people safe. Together we're making sure our service-responses are inclusive, accessible, informed by research and lived experience.
Our work in the Family Violence Reform includes the following:
- Launched Building from Strength: A 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response which outlines the Victorian Government’s long-term plan to equip and support workers to prevent and respond to family violence.
- Started with all 17 locations to be rolled out by the end of 2021.
- Better including roll-out of funding for 500 more places in Men’s Behaviour Change Programs, established case management and other new initiatives to assist perpetrators to change their behaviour.
- to ensure there is a consistent, collaborative and inclusive approach to family violence response practices across a broad range of workforces.
- Introduced . Key agencies and workers can access and share up-to-date information to better protect victim survivors and keep perpetrators in view.
- Launched — the new Aboriginal 10 Year Family Violence Agreement led by key Aboriginal stakeholders.
- Improved support for victims of family violence through additional case management, implementation of and commenced redevelopment of family violence refuges.
- Begun to implement initiatives as part of , so everyone can be supported by the service system, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, religion and ability.
Family Safety Victoria
Information sharing and MARAM
A future where all Victorians are safe and children grow up in environments built on gender equality and respectful relationships.
Reviewed 16 September 2019