Who is leading the change
- Victoria Police
Victoria Police’s Family Violence Command develop a core set of functions to be delivered by all family violence teams in Victoria. This should form the operating model for resourcing decisions from 1 July 2017. Thereafter, Victoria Police should move towards a centralised model of resource allocation for family violence, placing family violence on a footing similar to that of road policing.
Victoria Police has conducted a review of family violence team arrangements. The review examined the roles and responsibilities of family violence teams and recommended how to best provide a consistent structure and operating model for policing family violence.
The new operating model provides a strengthened focus on investigation and intelligence for family violence, supported by a new education framework and improved career structures within family violence policing.
Victoria Police commenced implementation of the Family Violence Investigation Model in July 2018.
The model provides for a specialist investigative response by a range of dedicated, ongoing police and support personnel, including family violence-specific training officers, intelligence analysts, police managers, investigators, trainers, court liaison officers, clinicians and project personnel.
Reviewed 17 May 2020