10-Year Industry Plan Launched

Building from Strength: Ten-Year Family Violence Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response was launched on 7 December, by The Hon Gavin Jennings MLC Special Minister of State. The plan will focus on a system that works together; strengthening the specialist workforce; prevention and response capability; and workforce health and well-being. At the centre…

Family Violence Intervention Orders Recognised Nationally

The introduction of the National Domestic Violence Scheme means that all Family Violence Intervention Orders issued on or after 25 November 2017, will be automatically recognised nationally. Multilanguage factsheets are available regarding the scheme. New laws introduced in Victoria will mean that all existing active family violence intervention orders made in Victoria before 25 November…

Misidentification of Women as Primary Aggressor Leads to Further Abuse

A recent report by a Monash University PhD candidate, has investigated the impact of the misidentification of women as perpetrators. This issue was identified in the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The new research points to a strong association between misidentification of the primary aggressor and ‘male perpetrators manipulating the intervention order system’. Women from…

Dardi Munwurro and Collingwood Football Club launch Aborginal MBCP

A new Koori Men’s Behaviour Change Program will provide an intensive residential diversion response for Aboriginal men.

Dardi Munwurro are working in partnership with the Collingwood Football Club, who are providing three furnished three-bedroom houses for the men. ‘A Koori elder will live on-site to give cultural support and guidance.’ Source: Premiers Media Centre, 10/11/2017.

New Therapeutic Intervention Programs for Young People

Two new therapeutic Interventions programs have opened for referrals. Melbourne City Mission’s U-Thrive and  The Salvation Army’s Repair project, both provide therapeutic interventions for young people. U-Thrive offers intensive family violence individual and group therapeutic support for young people 12-24 years. The Repair project is a creative therapy program for 12-18 year olds, who are…