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.