Who is leading the change
- Victoria Police
In order to improve the supervision of the service of family violence intervention orders, Victoria Police:
- amend the Victoria Police Manual and Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence to provide clearer guidance on and increased supervision of service of family violence intervention orders
- establish procedures for giving priority to the service of family violence intervention orders on high-risk perpetrators or those suspected of avoiding service—including tasking family violence teams to effect service or seeking relevant court orders, or both
- provide training at all appropriate levels on the amended requirements relating to service of orders
- regularly and publicly report on performance in the service of family violence intervention orders
Victoria Police will implement a range of initiatives to improve the supervision of the service of family violence intervention orders (FVIOs). This will include amending the Victoria Police Manual and the Victoria Police Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence to provide clearer guidance and to set a requirement for undertaking audits to ensure compliance.
Victoria Police has developed and published additional guidance to police members on the service of intervention orders, and the supervision of service and the policy changes have been incorporated into the relevant training packages. The delivery of training and the ongoing maintenance of Victoria Police policies are embedded into business as usual activities.
As part of development of a Performance Management Framework, Victoria Police has developed 2 Service Delivery Indicators to measure performance that relate to the service of interventions orders. The reporting against the Service Delivery Indicators is a component of the broader implementation of the Performance Measurement Framework (Recommendation 48).
Reviewed 17 May 2020