Who is leading the change
- Family Safety Victoria
The Department of Health and Human Services consult with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Multifaith Advisory Group, the Victorian Multicultural Commission and women from faith communities as part of its review of standards for specialist family violence service providers (including men’s behaviour change programs), to ensure that these standards and the associated services take account of the needs of people in faith communities who experience family violence.
The revision of standards for family violence service providers will be undertaken as part of the review of specialist family violence case management services. This review and update will require coordination and alignment with a range of interdependent reform work currently underway that will improve the responsiveness of the specialist family violence sector to diverse communities and people from faith communities.
As part of the review (and delivering on Recommendation 140), Family Safety Victoria will consult and work with Multicultural Affairs at DPC, the Multifaith Advisory Group and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
As per the progress set out against Recommendation 140, Family Safety Victoria has updated and/or developed a range of standards for family violence service providers. This work will be ongoing throughout 2020–21, and Family Safety Victoria will continue to consult broadly to ensure these standards and the associated services take account of the needs of people in faith communities who experience family violence.
Forecast implementation date: 31 July 2021.
Reviewed 07 January 2021