Stronger Laws for Victim Survivors of Sexual Violence
The State Government has announced reforms to overhaul the way sexual offences are currently reported and dealt with. In response to key recommendations from the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s (VLRC) report ‘Improving the Justice System Response to Sexual Offences’, the Government will adopt an affirmative consent model.
As part of the initial response, the State Government will provide $5.2 million in funding to specialist sexual assault services, to help respond to increasing reporting and demand. The funding will allow services to hire extra staff and provide more specialist support sessions to women and children.
(Source: WIFVS eNews, 15.12.21)