Additional Funding for Family Violence Perpetrator Programs

The Victorian government has provided additional funding for the delivery of specialist perpetrator intervention programs, including for Dardi Munwurro who will deliver a package of interventions for Aboriginal men. The men will attend a five-day camp followed by intensive individual case management and mentoring support. Drummond street services have also received funding. (Source: Premier’s Media…

Consultations on Information Sharing Schemes and the Redeveloped CRAF

The Department of Education and Training (DET), Department of Health and Human Services and Family Safety Victoria are conducting joint public consultations on the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CIS Scheme), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the redeveloped Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework from May to July 2018. CIS Scheme…

Victorian Budget 2018-19

The Victorian Government has continued to support the implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence with this year’s State budget. New funding for family violence response includes: $49.8m over four years for family violence therapeutic and flexible support, including adolescent family violence services to support families $27.7m over four years for after-hours…

Statewide Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum Hosted by the North

The Northern Metro Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group (NIFVRAG) hosted the Statewide Indigenous Family Violence Partnership forum in Northcote on 22-23 May 2018. IFVRAG Cochairs from across Victoria met to discuss issues facing Aboriginal communities and the impact of the family violence reforms agenda of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations. NIFVRAG members presented on key…