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Consider how local council performance measures can encourage family violence prevention

Recommendation:
202
Status:
In progress

Who is leading the change

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet

With the advice of the Family Violence Agency, the Victorian Secretaries Board Family Violence Sub-committee consider how to ensure that local council performance measures are used to encourage local council activities designed to prevent family violence and to assess the outcomes of any services they provide to victims and perpetrators of family violence.

  • Local Government Victoria is examining how local council performance measures can be used to encourage the prevention and response to family violence.

    The Family Violence Outcomes Framework (Outcomes Framework) was released as part of Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change (10 Year Plan) and the first Rolling Action Plan 2017–2020. It will be further developed to include specific measures to track and demonstrate progress towards the agreed outcomes. The Department of Premier and Cabinet will ensure that any local council performance measures align with the Outcomes Framework, which will allow local government activities to work alongside other government initiatives with a shared focus on achieving outcomes for all Victorians affected by family violence.

  • The Victorian Government has developed the Outcomes Framework as part of the 10-Year Plan and have held a number of regional and metropolitan consultations with key stakeholders to develop indicators for the Framework. Work is underway with data custodians, local government and peak bodies to consider, identify and evaluate appropriate data sources and potential indicators to demonstrate the local government sector’s commitment to preventing family violence.

  • 31 December 2020.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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