Organisations Prescribed for Information Sharing and MARAM

On 27 September 2018, a raft of organisations across Victoria were prescribed under Child Information Sharing, Family Violence Information Sharing, and Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework reforms. Prescribed organisations will receive advice from relevant government departments so they can prepare. Training in all three reforms will be available from 8 October 2018. For…

Misidentification of Perpetrators

Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) has conducted research which demonstrates that Victoria Police are ‘repeatedly mistaking domestic violence victims for perpetrators’. Between January and May in 2018, WLSV found that one in eight police applications for intervention orders for clients attending the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court were made against the wrong person. (Source: ABC News online,…