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Family Violence Reform: strategies, frameworks and plans

Key documents supporting delivery of Victoria's family violence reform

  • Victoria’s 10 Year Plan to implement all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission, forming the foundation for a broad program of long-term reform that will continue beyond their implementation. 

    Ending family violence - Victoria's 10-year plan

  • The first of three rolling action plans under Ending Family Violence - Victoria's Plan for Change (the 10-year Plan).

    Rolling Action Plan 2017-2020

  • Building from Strength: 10-year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response outlines the Victorian Government's long-term vision and plan for the workforces that prevent and respond to family violence.

    Building from Strength

  • The Community Safety Statement is a shared agreement between the Victorian Government and Victoria Police for reducing crime and keeping our state safe.

    Published every year by Victoria Police, the Community Safety Statement sets out Victoria Police's plans for the next year and the resourcing which will deliver on those priorities.

    Community Safety Statement

  • The 10-year Agreement is built upon self-determination principles between Aboriginal community leaders and the Victorian Government to address family violence experienced by Aboriginal people.

    The Agreement formalises the long-term partnership and articulates the directions required at a statewide, regional and local level to support Aboriginal people experiencing family violence, and ensure families and communities are free from violence. 

    Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way

  • Victoria’s long-term vision to build a family violence system that is more inclusive, safe, responsive and accountable to all Victorians.

    It acknowledges and recognises the diversity inherent within each of us, and the need for family violence and universal services to build capacity and capability to better understand the systemic barriers to inclusion, equity and access through the application of an intersectionality framework.

    Everybody Matters

  • The Family Violence Outcomes Framework translates Victoria’s vision to end family violence into a quantifiable set of outcomes, indicators and measures.

    Family Violence Outcomes Framework

  • Victoria's strategy to prevent family violence and all violence against women is central to the 10 Year Plan’s commitment to a sustained and enduring focus on prevention. 

    Free From Violence

  • Launched in December 2017, the strategy builds on previous reforms seeking to improve victim experiences and ultimately reduce and prevent violence against women and children.

    It incorporates the findings and recommendations from the Royal Commissions into Family Violence and Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

    The strategy seeks to integrate responses to family violence, sexual offences and child abuse where these themes are linked or co-occurring.

    The strategy has four priority areas:

    • victim safety
    • perpetrator accountability
    • child safety
    • workforce capability

    Policing harm, upholding the right

  • Victoria’s Gender Equality Strategy, sets out the founding reforms to progressively build the attitudinal and behavioural changes required to reduce violence against women and improve gender equality.  

    Safe and strong

  • The first of the rolling action plans that work towards achieving the long-term vision for the workforces that intersect with family violence.

    Strengthening the foundations

  • The strategy for reform of the children, youth and family services system.

    The Roadmap creates co-ordinated services that work together to meet the needs of vulnerable families and children, forming an important step in the Victorian Government’s long-term response to the Royal Commission.  

    It focuses on:

    • strengthening communities to better prevent neglect and abuse
    • delivering early support to children and families at risk
    • keeping more families together through crisis
    • securing a better future for children who cannot live at home

    The roadmap for reform

  • It identifies four critical enablers of self-determination to shape government action:

    • prioritise culture
    • address trauma and support healing
    • address racism and promote cultural safety
    • transfer power and resources to communities

    Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework

Reviewed 19 April 2021

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