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

NIFVS Regional Integration Committee

The NIFVS Regional Integration Committee (PDF) provides family violence system leadership that increases the safety of victim survivors, the accountability of perpetrators and strengthens Victoria’s family violence reforms across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.

Family Violence Regional Integration Committees are local governance structures that were established in 2006 to improve the integration of services that respond to family violence. For more information about regional integration across Victoria, see the factsheet (PDF).

Across Victoria, 13 Committees play a strategic leadership role, building on the foundations of the strong relationships to drive effective responses to family violence, whilst supporting Victoria’s family violence reforms.

A description of the role, strategic priorities and governance arrangements for Regional Integration Committees are set out in the Family Violence Regional Integration Committees Guidelines.

Principal Strategic Advisors across the State provide leadership and oversight of the work of Committees, providing advice to Committees, government and local services; coordinating capacity building initiatives and maintaining strategic relationships with key stakeholders.

The NIFVS Committee’s work is guided by the Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (PDF).

The following diagram explains the context for the work of the NIFVS Regional Integration Committee.

Policy Context Diagram