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Overview of the 2019-2022 Blueprint

Everybody Matters Inclusion and Equity Blueprint 2019-2022

Figure 2: Overview of the 2019-2022 Blueprint

Overview of the 2019-2022 Blueprint
Figure 2: Overview of the 2019-2022 Blueprint

Vision: An inclusive, safe, responsive and accountable system for all Victorians.

Strategic Priorities from the Everybody Matters: Inclusion and Equity Statement:

  • Strategic Priority 1: Building Knowledge
  • Strategic Priority 2: Building Capacity and Capability
  • Strategic Priority 3: Strengthening Targeted Services

Three-year outcomes:

  • There is increased evidence and research on experiences of family violence, service system responses to victim-survivors and perpetrators of family violence, and systemic barriers to engagement for people from Victoria’s diverse communities
  • Specialist family violence services have increase awareness of intersectionality
  • Specialist and broader family violence workers have increased knowledge about intersectionality and its relevance to their work
  • The family violence workforce better reflects the diversity of Victorian communities
  • Targeted service provision is more accessible to people from diverse communities experiencing or choosing to use violence.
  • Targeted services are accessible through standalone or coordinated responses


  • Mechanisms implemented to share data and research across Government and the broader service sectors
  • Improved data on diverse communities to better inform service design and delivery
  • Increased collaboration with people with lived experience in the design and delivery of family violence services
  • Increased trials and evaluation of new approaches to interventions to build the policy evidence base
  • Increased workforce capacity to embed culturally safe, inclusive and intersectionality practices
  • Increased inclusive practice training and ongoing professional development for staff
  • Increased workforce diversity
  • Increased coordination and collaboration across the service system
  • Capacity building initiatives implemented to further strengthen targeted services
  • Enhanced targeted initiatives for people from diverse communities


  • Implement the Family Violence Data Collection Framework
  • Gather baseline data on the family violence workforce demographics
  • Showcase inclusive practice examples, informed by an intersectionality framework
  • Trial targeted initiatives for people from diverse communities who use violence
  • Support the establishment of Victim Survivor Advisory Groups
  • Gather the voices of lived experience through The Orange Door network evaluation
  • Commission research to analyse perpetrators of family violence and their service pathways
  • Explore systemic barriers to accessing services for people from diverse communities
  • Research and pilot projects to understand the drivers of violence against people from diverse communities
  • Work with Elder Abuse Prevention Networks to complete action research to understand the drivers of Elder Abuse
  • Enhance organisations and workers understanding of intersectionality through the implementation of MARAM and the Intersectionality Capacity Building Project
  • Implement disability and women exiting prison practice lead initiatives
  • Support 26 organisations to achieve Rainbow Tick Accreditation
  • Implement a suite of LGBITQ family violence capacity building initiatives
  • Support initiatives to reduce barriers to enter the workforce and encourage people from diverse communities to join the workforce
  • Build the capacity of interpreters through family violence training and ongoing professional development
  • Rollout e-learning modules on intersectionality
  • Develop training packages for faith leaders to understand the nature of family violence and sexual assault in multicultural and faith communities
  • Building prevention workforce capacity in intersectionality
  • Work with targeted services across diverse communities to inform the development of the MARAM perpetrator practice guidance
  • Enhance The Orange Door network linkages with targeted services
  • Implement learnings and recommendations from the evaluation of the Family Violence perpetrator intervention trials programs
  • Review and evaluate Victoria’s first LGBTIQ specialist family violence service offering
  • Implement initiatives across multicultural communities in regional Victoria to prevent and recognise family violence
  • Provide targeted funding for primary prevention activities led by multicultural organisations
  • Fund statewide telephone support service for people experiencing elder abuse
  • Fund LGBTIQ Family Violence applicant and respondent practitioners at selected courts
  • Strengthen the capacity of the disability and social services workforce to design and deliver prevention of family violence activities
Download Figure 2: Overview of the 2019-2022 Blueprint

Reviewed 04 October 2021

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