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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

New Bilingual Family Violence System Connectors

The new Multi-Service Coordinated Family Violence Response Project (MCFVRP) aims to support Multicultural community at risk or experiencing family violence and/or sexual assault by reducing barriers to accessing the Family Violence and Sexual Assault service system. The project will target women and children from the South Asian community in the City of Whittlesea by outposting Bilingual Family Violence System Connectors at key locations and mainstream services across the local government area, who will support and provide guidance to the community member in navigating this service system.

The project also seeks to capacity build Family Violence and Sexual Assault practitioners in responding to the complex needs of Multicultural community and to improve service provision, so their service response is culturally safe. A Community of Practice between Bilingual FV System Connectors and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Specialist practitioners will be established to achieve this goal.

The MCFVRP has been funded as part of the ‘Working Together Grant’ by Family Safety Victoria.

Program eligibility criteria

  • Women and children
  • Residing in City of Whittlesea
  • From a South Asian and/or Multicultural background
  • Experiencing or at risk of family violence and/or sexual assault.

How to refer a client

(Source: Whittlesea Community Connections email, 20.3.23)