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Provide funds to specialist family violence services for Safety and Support Hub referrals

Recommendation:
039
Status:
In progress

Who is leading the change

  • Family Safety Victoria

The Victorian Government, on the basis of demand forecasting, provide sufficient funds to specialist family violence services and Integrated Family Services to allow them to support people referred by a Support and Safety Hub, maintain their safety and help them until their situation has stabilised and they have the support necessary to rebuild and recover from family violence.

  • We are developing tools and approaches that will strengthen the modelling and forecasting of demand associated with The Orange Door Network, including how it will change as the system is reformed.

    Funding is being increased for specialist family violence services and family services to ensure they can support people referred by The Orange Door Network. A range of reforms and service redesign work is also being undertaken, which will strengthen the ability of the service response to keep victims of family violence safe and ensure they can access the support they require to recover from their experience.

  • A family violence demand modelling tool has been developed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (in accordance with Recommendation 223). There is also service demand modelling work underway by the Department of Health and Human Services which will build on this work. Further work is underway to update the demand model associated with The Orange Door Network.

    There has also been significant additional investment in recent budgets to establish The Orange Door Network and ensure support is available for people referred by The Orange Door Network. This includes:

    • the 2017-18 Budget provided $448 million over 4 years to establish The Orange Door Network
    • the 2017-18 Budget provided an additional $397.4 million over 4 years for specialist family violence services and an additional $29.2 million for family services
    • the 2018-19 Budget provided a further $78.9 million over 4 years for specialist family violence services and an additional $92.0 million over 2 years for family services

    Most recently, the 2019-20 Budget has provided $202.8 million over 4 years for specialist family violence and sexual assault support services.

  • Forecast implementation date: 30 June 2022.

Reviewed 07 January 2021

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