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Five-year evidence review (MARAM Framework & Practice Guides)

Find the latest news and information about the 5-year evidence review for Quarter 1 2022-23.

What is the 5-year evidence review?

The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) requires periodic reviews of the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) evidence base every 5 years.

The first of these reviews will examine key aspects of the MARAM Framework’s supporting resources, including victim survivor-focused MARAM Practice Guides and tools, published in 2019.

The review will:

  • assess whether the approved framework reflects the current evidence of best practices of family violence risk assessment and family violence risk management
  • recommend the changes required (if any) to ensure the approved framework is consistent with those best practices.

What has been achieved so far?

In November 2022, FSV engaged Allen & Clarke Consulting to undertake the 5-year evidence review. Allen and Clarke Consulting and FSV will provide further details on opportunities to participate in consultation once timelines and processes are finalised.

What is planned next?

A final report on the review will detail findings and recommendations and inform continuous improvement of the MARAM Framework. The final report will be provided to FSV in October 2023.

Reviewed 23 November 2022

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