Researchers from Monash University and RMIT University are seeking community, health, legal, mental health and human services sector professionals to complete a 20-minute anonymous online survey on technology-facilitated abuse. This research is funded by ANROWS and will examine the extent to which workers have serviced clients experiencing or using technology-facilitated abuse, forms of abusive tactics…Details
The Victorian Government has announced it will be extending the Orange Door network to an additional five regions in the state in Melbourne’s south and inner-east, Ovens Murray, Wimmera South-West and Outer Gippsland.
This will be in addition to the five Orange Doors already established, including one in North East Melbourne.
(Source: Premier’s Media Centre, 27.8.20)
The Victorian Government has announced that $18.2 million will be made available to Aboriginal organisations and community groups through the Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund to provide culturally appropriate responses for both victim survivors and those using or at risk of using violence in the home, including emergency support, family counselling and behaviour change support.…Details
Family Safety Victoria has confirmed that Phase 2 of the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework and the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes will commence on 19 April 2021. Phase two will authorise health and education workforces to share information to facilitate family violence risk assessment and management. Workforces will be…Details
The Koori Family Violence Unit (KFVU) and Magistrates’ Court Victoria Family Violence Reform Branch have announced that Umalek Balit will be integrated into the Specialist Family Violence Court at Heidelberg Court in late 2020. Umalek Balit is a court-based support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and families who come to the Magistrates’…Details
Services can now access temporary accommodation and care for pets on behalf of victim survivors of family violence. The Epping Animal Welfare Facility, operated by RSPCA Victoria, will accommodate and care for domestic animals of residents impacted by family violence in Whittlesea, Darebin and Moreland. Temporary care for pets will be provided for up to…Details
New interviews are now available as part of the NIFVS Family Violence Service System Overview, Explore how Family Violence Flexible Support Packages can contribute to victim survivor recovery and the critical after-hours role of The Salvation Army. These join interviews with The Orange Door NEMA, Berry Street, Elizabeth Morgan House and Uniting Men’s Behaviour Change…Details
The Week Without Violence Campaign is going virtual. This year we stand united with victim survivors of family violence during COVID-19. Start planning your virtual event and promote the campaign. During Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdowns there has been an increase in the frequency and severity of violence against women. Everyone deserves to live safe and free…Details
New Closing the Gap targets have been announced. All Australian governments have committed to the 16 targets. Among them, target 13 includes a commitment of ‘a significant and sustained reduction in violence and abuse against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children towards zero’.
(Source: AWAVA, 30/7/20)