Auditor General’s report on the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

The Auditor General has released a report on the Department of Social Services’ activities relating to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The report stated that the department’s ‘effectiveness in implementing the National Plan is reduced by a lack of attention to implementation planning and performance measurement’. In addition,…

Migrant and Refugee Women Moving Beyond Family Violence Program

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence has a new initiative, inSpire, helping migrant and refugee women rebuild their lives, focusing on both their economic independence and emotional wellbeing. inSpire supports and empowers women and their children to overcome financial hardships, feel reconnected with the community and to start a new life. For more information see…

Campaign to Call Out Elder Abuse

The State Government is rolling out a new advertising campaign, Respect Older People – Call it Out, to encourage Victorians to call out elder abuse. The government has also funded $50,000 for an Elder Abuse Prevention Network Framework, to help promote awareness of elder abuse and prevention through workshops and education. World Elder Abuse Awareness…

Term 3 Group Work Calendar Available

The Term 3 Group Work calendar is now available. Each school term, NIFVS produces a calendar of family violence support groups, facilitated by organisations in the northern metropolitan region. Groups include therapeutic groups for women and children, parenting groups and men’s behaviour change programs. If you would like to have a family violence group included…