Funding For LGBTI Family Violence Specialist Services

The State government is funding specialist services for LGBTI people who experience or are at risk of family violence. The funding will support family violence referral, counselling and support, peer support, early intervention and perpetrator intervention programs. This work will involve secondary consultation to mainstream family violence organisations across Victoria. Drummond Street Services will lead…

Provide input into the intersections of family violence and acquired brain injury

The Acquired Brain Injury and Family Violence project is a consortium led by Brain Injury Australia with Monash University, Domestic Violence Victoria, No To Violence incorporating the Men’s Referral Service and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, to respond to Recommendation 171 of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. As part…

New training – Working with Male Perpetrators of Family Violence: Lessons and Reflections on Collusion

Due to regional demand, the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services Coordination Team is now offering a companion training to our popular: Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women training. Working with Male Perpetrators of Family Violence: Lessons and Reflections on Collusion will assist practitioners to effectively identify and respond to male perpetrators of family violence by…

Two Family Violence Apps Funded

The State Government has committed $800,000 towards the development of two family violence apps to remove barriers for women fleeing family violence. They are: SmartSafe+, an app that supports women to safely collect evidence in a secure cloud-based account, and make a personalised safety plan and store important documents should they need to leave home…

New Information Sharing Legislation

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended a family violence specific information sharing regime. The Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017 was passed by the Victorian Parliament on 7 June 2017 and implementation will commence later in 2017. The new family violence information sharing regime will allow relevant information to be shared between…

CRAF Redevelopment Update

On 5 July 2017, Family Safety Victoria convened the first consultation workshop on the re-development of the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (CRAF). Attended by the NIFVS Regional Integration Coordinator, the workshop brought together a range of stakeholders to develop principles to underpin the framework. Consultation on risk assessment tools, minimum standards,…

Apply for Indigenous Family Violence Community Initiatives – 2018 funding round

DHHS invites applications from Victorian Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal community groups and other community service providers to submit for one-off funding for projects that facilitate community led responses to family violence with the aim of preventing, reducing and responding to family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities. A total of $59,000 per Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action…