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Advise Cabinet on the progress of the Statewide Family Violence Action Plan


Who is leading the change

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet

The Cabinet Family Violence Sub-committee advise Cabinet on the Statewide Family Violence Action Plan based on the Commission’s recommendations and be responsible for:

  • specifying outcomes for achievement relating to prevention, early intervention and responses to family violence, supporting victims (including in their long-term recovery), and holding perpetrators to account
  • proposing priorities for expenditure
  • setting performance targets

The sub-committee should report regularly to Cabinet on progress in implementing the plan.

  • Together Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change (10 Year Plan), along with the Public Recommendation-by-Recommendation Acquittal, Family Violence Rolling Action Plans and the Primary Prevention Strategy are the government’s delivery of the Statewide Family Violence Action Plan. These have been, and will be, developed and endorsed through the Cabinet and subcommittee process. These plans provide a transparent platform for monitoring progress and a central mechanism for building a shared understanding of the reform direction and consistent service delivery.

    The 10 Year Plan includes the Family Violence Outcomes Framework, with four domains:

    • family violence and gender inequality are not tolerated
    • victim survivors, vulnerable children and families, are safe and supported to recover and thrive
    • perpetrators are held to account, engaged and connected
    • preventing and responding to family violence is systemic and enduring

    The first Family Violence Rolling Action Plan 2017-2020 (updates to be released approximately every three years) outlines the actions, initiatives and investment approach and priorities in more detail.

    The Victorian Government will continue work to implement the Outcomes Framework through the development of a set of indicators (specified in the first Rolling Action Plan) which describe the immediate commitment government is making and what the Victorian Government aims to achieve. These indicators represent an initial list of high priorities and will be used to focus our reform efforts over the short to medium term.

    A dedicated Family Violence Branch has been established in the Department of Premier and Cabinet to monitor and report from a whole of reform view against the 10 Year Plan, and provide support to Cabinet.

  • This recommendation has been implemented.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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