Who is leading the change
- Department of Justice and Community Safety
The Victorian Government review section 125A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) to determine whether the 28-day period within which contravention relating to the same person must occur to establish this offence should be extended.
As part of our approach, the Department of Justice and Community Safety:
- collected and analysed relevant data
- conducted a literature review
- held stakeholder workshops to better understand how the persistent contravention offence is operating in practice
- consulted with broader stakeholders, including Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council, the Family Violence Steering Committee, the Koori Caucus Family Violence Working Group, and the LGBTI Justice Working Group
The Department of Justice and Community Safety has reviewed the persistent contravention offence and the review report is currently being considered by government.
The review carefully analysed data and information on contraventions of family violence safety notices and family violence intervention orders, and consulted with stakeholders to better understand the patterns of offending behaviour that give rise to persistent contravention charges. It found the offence is working well and it made recommendations that are currently being considered by government.
Reviewed 17 May 2020