Ensure Victoria Police have guidance for identifying family violence primary aggressors

Recommendation 041


Who is leading the change

Victoria Police

Victoria Police amend the Victoria Police Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence to ensure that it provides suitable guidance on identifying family violence primary aggressors. This includes:

  • procedures for amending the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) when a service provider or a Support and Safety Hub subsequently informs Victoria Police that a person is not the primary aggressor
  • provision of details of specialist support available to assist in identifying the primary aggressor

Victoria Police should provide training at all appropriate levels on the amended requirements relating to identifying primary aggressors.