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Appendix 2: list of terms and acronyms

Everybody Matters Inclusion and Equity Blueprint 2019-2022.

Term or acronym Definition

Adolescent family Violence

Violence used by young people against family members.

CSV

Court Services Victoria

Broader family violence system

Includes: government departments and agencies, police, courts and the justice system and all family violence and child and family services working in prevention, early intervention and response

DCI Working Group

Diverse Communities and Intersectionality Working Group

DFFH

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (formerly part of the Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS])

DH

Department of Health (formerly part of the Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS)

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services (since 1 February 2021, this Department was split into DH and DFFH)

DJCS

Department of Justice and Community Safety

DPC

Department of Premier and Cabinet

CSA

Crime Statistics Agency

Elder abuse

“Any harm or mistreatment of an older person that is committed by someone with whom the older person has a relationship of trust. In the context of family violence, this may be abuse by any person who is a family member (such as their partner or adult children) or carer. Elder abuse may take any of the forms defined under ‘family violence’.”

Source: MARAM Practice Guides: Foundation Knowledge

FSV

Family Safety Victoria

FVFO

Family Violence Outcomes Framework

FVDCF

Family Violence Data Collection Framework

JCV

Judicial College of Victoria

LGBTIQ+

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer and Questioning

MA

Multicultural Affairs

MARAM

Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework

MCV

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

OPFVC

Office for the Prevention of Family Violence and Coordination

Primary prevention

Primary prevention of family violence is distinct from secondary or tertiary prevention, which are also known as early intervention and response respectively. Primary prevention aims to stop all forms of family violence and violence against women from happening in the first place by focusing on the underlying causes or drivers of the violence.

An effective primary prevention approach will support and complement early intervention and crisis response by reducing pressure on these parts of the system.

RCFV

Royal Commission into Family Violence

RV

Respect Victoria

Specialist family violence service system

Includes: family violence support services and counselling, perpetrator services adolescent family violence services, refuge and crisis accommodation, and family violence advocacy and capacity building

Specialist sexual assault services Includes: Sexual Assault Support Services and Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services
SFVC

Specialist Family Violence Courts

Targeted services

Services that provide specialist family violence support for targeted community groups (such as LGBTIQ, ethno-specific, people with a disability). May also include targeted community services in primary prevention or early intervention.

Universal services

Services available to whole of population such as health care (including hospitals), schools and childcare centres

VCAT

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Vic Pol

Victoria Police

VSAC

Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council

WoVG

Whole of Victorian Government

Reviewed 04 October 2021

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