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Develop additional accommodation options for adolescents who use violence at home

Recommendation:
124
Status:
Implemented

Who is leading the change

  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

The Victorian Government develop additional crisis and longer term supported accommodation options for adolescents who use violence in the home. This should be combined with therapeutic support provided to end the young person’s use of violence in the family.

  • Increasing accommodation and support services for young people experiencing homelessness through the Big Housing Build’s $50 million Youth Capital Grant. This will deliver a total of 10 new facilities which offer medium-term housing for young people across metropolitan Melbourne and regional and rural Victoria by 2025. It is expected that work on designing and improving accommodation options for young people experiencing homelessness (as part of Recommendation 24), will also contribute to addressing the needs of young people who use violence in the home.

  • The successful Youth Capital Grants projects will each be announced publicly in early 2023. Projects have various start and completion dates but are expected to all be delivered by 2025. The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing will continue internal work with relevant stakeholders to identify gaps in the current service response to young people who use violence and opportunities for improvements to existing services.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 27 January 2023

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