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Ensure Koori Family Violence Police Protocols are implemented in the remaining states

Recommendation:
151
Status:
Implemented

Who is leading the change

  • Victoria Police

The Victorian Government ensure that Koori Family Violence Police Protocols are implemented in the remaining identified sites, with adequate resources and support provided to Elders and other community members providing cultural education to police in all sites (including those where protocols currently operate).

  • Victoria Police are continuing to implement the Koori Family Violence Police Protocols in designated areas and work to expand implementation of the protocols in other areas.

    Victoria Police held a forum with the Aboriginal community sector to develop a culturally-sensitive family violence e-learning package for frontline members. This package was launched on 24 May 2017 and is available to all police across Victoria.

  • Victoria Police began implementing Koori Family Violence Protocols with police in designated areas, prior to the recommendations being delivered by the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

    Koori Family Violence Police Protocols have previously been rolled out in:

    • Mildura
    • Ballarat
    • Darebin
    • Shepparton
    • Bairnsdale
    • Wimmera
    • Swan Hill
    • Warnambool
    • Dandenong
    • Morwell

    Victoria Police is working with our partner agencies and local communities to further implement the protocols in Echuca.

    In addition to continuing to roll out the Koori Family Violence Police Protocols, Victoria Police has developed an education package for all Victoria Police employees on Understanding Family Violence in Aboriginal Communities. The package was developed in consultation with Aboriginal community leaders and Aboriginal agencies and organisations including Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service, the Commission for Aboriginal Children and Young People and Ngwala Willumbong.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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