Targeting Financial Abuse: More Support For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.75 million so that victims of family violence who suffer financially at the hands of perpetrators can access specially trained financial counsellors. The financial counsellors will help by negotiating with creditors and debt collectors, helping to protect assets from repossession and helping victims access financial hardship programs. The funding…

Announcement of Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor

Former Acting Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Tim Cartwright, APM, has been appointed as Victoria’s Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor. As Implementation Monitor, Tim Cartwright will hold the Government to account for delivering reforms that protect victims and hold perpetrators to account, with responsibility for monitoring the implementation of all 227 recommendations made by the…

$87 Million Boost For Family Violence Support Services

Additional funding will more than double the capacity of specialist family violence service providers to offer case management to family violence victims, with at least 9,000 women and children expected to benefit in 2016-17. The funding will expand case management, men’s family violence services, counselling for women and children, flexible support packages and sexual assault…

More Support For Family Violence Victims

Additional funding to support women and children experiencing family violence has been announced. Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services will receive an additional $5.65 million statewide funding. The funding will be used to develop further partnerships with family violence services and to prioritise family violence responses to Aboriginal children and families. It will be based…