Participate in Transforming Responses Survey

Practitioners, service managers/designers, and researchers with expertise on responses to family violence and sexual violence against women are invited to complete a survey about their perspectives on existing interventions and responses for victim survivors and their children and perpetrators of family violence and sexual violence. The survey is part of the “Transforming responses to intimate…

DHHS Restructure

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be separated into two new departments from February 2021: the Department of Health (DoH) and the new Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). The Department of Health will be responsible for the Health, Ambulance Services, Mental Health and Ageing portfolios and, importantly, continue leading the…

New Rolling Action Plan

The Family Violence Reform Rolling Action Plan 2020–2023 has been released. The plan is the next step of the state government’s 10-year agenda to build a Victoria free from family violence. This plan brings together the reform initiatives of the past four years and integrates new and ongoing family violence projects and programs. (Source: Department Premier and…

Family Violence Regional Integration Factsheet

This updated factsheet explains the role of Family Violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs)  across the state in providing strategic leadership to drive effective responses to family violence and support Victoria’s family violence reforms. Like other FVRICs, the Northern FVRIC has representatives from a variety of sectors reflecting the cross-sector nature of the family violence service…