The Intersectionality Capacity Building project is a key immediate priority of the Everybody Matters: Inclusion and Equity Statement, which will be released in April 2019.
The project represents a commitment to build an inclusive, safe, responsive and accountable family violence system for all Victorians.
It supports a key priority area of Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response in building prevention and response capability across the system, including building the capacity of the specialist family violence sector to respond to intersectional need.
A suite of tools and resources will be developed to create a whole-of-organisation approach.
The aim is that specialist family violence services, broader family violence services, targeted services and universal services will be able to effectively understand, recognise and respond to the intersectional characteristics of people with lived experience of family violence.
This will also support partnerships and referral pathways across workforces to provide appropriate, inclusive and responsive services for everyone experiencing violence.
As part of the project, initial consultation was carried out with a range of cross-sector stakeholders, including Aboriginal services, specialist family violence services, government departments and agencies, justice services, and health and hospital services. This formed part of the scoping phase which also involved a desktop review of existing literature and relevant workforce development resources.
Targeted, phased consultation will take place over a six-month period from March 2019 to late August/early September 2019.
This process will be undertaken with cross-sector stakeholders and people with lived experience of family violence to inform the development of a suite of resources to support intersectionality capacity building.
The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2019.
Reviewed 03 October 2019