Essential Services Commission Supports Better Family Violence Practice

Following the Royal Commission into Family Violence,, the Essential Services Commission have developed a Better Practice in Responding to Family Violence Guide, which explores ways that energy and water retailers can provide family violence assistance that is safe and effective. Yarra Valley Water’s Customer Service Team can assist customers who are victim survivors of family…

Term 4 Group Work Calendar Available

The Term 4 Group Work calendar is now available. Each school term, the NIFVS team produces a calendar of family violence support groups, facilitated by organisations in the northern metropolitan region. Groups include therapeutic groups for women and children, parenting groups and perpetrator intervention programs. This coming term’s calendar includes a Vietnamese Women’s group facilitated…

MARAM Comprehensive Training Available

DVRCV have released new dates for MARAM Comprehensive Training. These training modules focus on working with victim survivors for professionals who work in a specialist capacity across the integrated service system: The Renewing Practice from CRAF to MARAM is a one-day training for professionals who have extensive experience, and who have previously completed specialist CRAF…

Fourth Action Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 Released

The Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 has been endorsed with the following priorities: Primary Prevention is key Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected…

Replacement Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Appointed

Former Victorian Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard PSM has been appointed the new Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor. The Implementation Monitor is responsible for monitoring and reviewing how the Victorian Government and its agencies deliver the family violence reforms. Ms Shuard will begin her role in October, replacing Tim Cartwright APM. Ms Shuard served as Commissioner…

New Family Violence Framework for Emergency Management

DHHS has released the new Family Violence Framework for Emergency Management framework. The Framework focuses on actions the Emergency Management sector can take in order to address the intersection of family violence and emergencies. This includes family violence training of emergency sector staff; being aware of local family violence services and providing family violence service…