What is the 5-year evidence review?
The MARAM Framework was established in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) in 2018. The Act requires five-yearly reviews of the MARAM (Section 194) to ensure it reflects current evidence and best practice. The first of these reviews has been underway since October 2022 (MARAM 5-Year Evidence Review), led by Allen & Clarke Consulting, and is currently in its final stages.
The first review is examining the Framework and key 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 best practice evidence for family violence risk assessment and family violence risk management
recommend if any changes are required to ensure the approved framework is consistent with those best practices.