The people who work in the specialist response and primary prevention sectors are our most valuable assets in building a future where all Victorians can live free from violence. Strengthening the capacity of the system to meet the current and future demands for specialist family violence and prevention practitioners is a duty we owe not only to these workers, but to the victim survivors they support.
Since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the specialist response and primary prevention sectors have grown rapidly – and this is likely to continue. The Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work Project aims to address current supply challenges, as well as the need to build a sustainable pipeline for the future, with clear pathways into the sector for students and workers from other sectors.
The project is open to community service and specialist family violence organisations to:
- Host student placements
- Introduce students to family violence practice
The call of funding submissions has been extended and will now close at 2:00pm on Friday 3 April 2020.
Thinking of applying? Hear from Amber, a Social Work graduate and Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work participant who now works as a specialist family violence practitioner.
Reviewed 20 March 2020