First Pet Friendly Refuge Planned

Eastern Domestic Violence Service is working with Women’s Liberation Halfway House to provide the first specialist pet-friendly women’s refuge in Victoria. Research indicates that one in three women delays leaving family violence situations due to concerns about leaving their pets behind. Work has also occurred in the northern metropolitan region in relation to Keeping our…

Family Violence Intervention Order Research: Survey for Women and Workers

James Cook University are seeking victim survivors and workers to share their experiences of the family violence intervention order process.

The study includes a 30 minute survey for women  and a 20 minute survey for workers.

Surveys close 24th April 2018. To participate in an interview of for more information contact Vanessa Burke


Introducing Djirra

Djirra is the new name for the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service. See Our Journey to Djirra for the rationale behind the name. Djirra will continue to provide frontline legal and non-legal services, early intervention and prevention programs, community education and policy and advocacy. They are expanding services to broaden their holistic approach to…

Family Violence Regional Induction

Book into the next Family Violence Regional Induction session on Wednesday 18 April 2018 1:30pm-5:00pm. The Induction features speakers from Victoria Police, Community Legal Centres and family violence services. The session equips workers from the northern metropolitan region who are new to the region or to family violence work with an understanding of: NIFVS and…