ARC App Launched

ARC is a free smartphone app and website that enables women experiencing family violence to document and identify patterns of behaviour in their relationship that make them feel scared, unsafe, undermined or intimidated. Arc is built on the learnings from SmartSafe+, and informed by consultation with victim survivors, expert advisory committee members and sector practitioners.…

Perpetrator Intervention Women’s Resilience and Male Privilege Practitioner Reflection Groups

Uniting (Kildonan) has developed two practitioner reflection groups open to workers across the region who work in perpetrator intervention groups/programs. Women’s Resilience Reflection Group is for women who work in perpetrator intervention programs including those who facilitate Men’s Behaviour Change Programs.  The inaugural meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 April 1.30-3pm. Male Privilege Reflection…

A Crisis in Crisis [Accommodation]

A new report, A Crisis in Crisis: The appalling state of crisis accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west highlights that millions of dollars are being spent each year putting women and children into private accommodation (e.g. motels) that is unsafe, because there are no other alternatives. The homelessness sector has discussed boycotting the worst accommodation…

New Data on Family Violence – Australian Bureau of Statistics

For the first time, sources of family violence statistics have been collated into a central directory by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The new ‘Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics Directory‘ aims to improve the awareness and utilisation of these statistics by providing national and state and territory data sources. (Source: Australian Bureau of…

Additional Funding for Family Advocacy Support Services

The Federal Government is providing additional funding to extend the Family Advocacy and Support Services program. The program, which is delivered by the state legal aid commission in family law court registries, provides integrated duty lawyer and family violence support services. The Government will also fund a pilot of tailored legally-assisted and culturally sensitive family…