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Victoria Police revise its Violence Against Women and Children Strategy


Who is leading the change

  • Victoria Police

Victoria Police revise its Violence Against Women and Children Strategy and amend it to cover all forms of family violence, a diverse range of victims and all areas of operations and governance.

  • Recommendations 46, 47 and 48 make up the Strategy and Performance Work package and will be progressed together as a steam of related work. This stream will see the development of a new Violence against Women and Children Strategy, a new reporting framework and new measures to track police performance against the strategy.

    The new strategy will articulate Victoria Police's strategic aims, objectives and priorities in tackling family violence, sexual offences and child abuse. It will also include key actions and performance measures to improve Victoria Police's responses to these offences.

  • The new Victoria Police strategy for family violence, sexual offences and child abuse was launched on 8 December 2017. Policing Harm, Upholding the Right: Victoria Police Strategy for Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Abuse 2018-2023External Link was developed with extensive input across Victoria Police and informed by feedback from experts and service providers across the family violence sector.

    The strategy outlines Victoria Police’s objectives in responding to family violence, sexual offending and child abuse over the next 5 years. Supported by a new comprehensive performance measurement framework, the strategy ensures that Victoria Police responses enhance victim safety and perpetrator accountability.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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