Strong Foundations: Building on Victoria’s work to end family violence

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
4 Dec 2023

This document is for you, the Victorian community.

It tells you what we have done so far - the strong foundation we will build on. It also talks about the things we still need to do – the unfinished business.

Our work during the next three years will focus on five key priorities:

  • drive down family and sexual violence
  • focus on children and young people
  • strengthen support for victim survivors
  • respond to change
  • understand and demonstrate our impact.

As we do this work, we remain committed to Aboriginal self-determination. We will continue to put lived experience at the heart of everything we do. We will continue to address Victorians’ diverse needs and the barriers they may face to seeking help.

What we need next is concrete actions, timeframes and a clear understanding of who is responsible for what. We will work closely with the people who prevent and respond to family violence across our state to develop these.

These actions will be set out in the third and final Rolling Action Plan for the 10-year plan, which will be released in mid-2024.

It is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication to stop family violence in Victoria.

Every Victorian has a role to play. We invite you to join us in this important mission.

This document will guide us in the journey.

If you would like to get involved, head to Engage Victoria before Sunday 4 February 2024 and tell us how you think we can deliver on our priorities and focus areas.