Farewell to Diana

This month we bid a fond farewell to Diana Labiris who is leave us to travel overseas. As the inaugural NIFVS Regional Integration Resource Worker, Diana’s two year contribution to the work of NIFVS has shone a light on integration opportunities across the region. Leading initiatives including the NIFVS website, Regional Family Violence Induction and…

RAMPs to begin operating from June

The Risk Assessment and Management Panels (RAMPs) will begin operating across the state in the coming weeks, with local panels set to begin meeting in June 2016. A RAMPs Information Usage Arrangement (IUA) has recently been certified by the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection and will come into effect shortly. The IUA will inform information sharing…

New Victorian Housing Register

The Victorian Government, in partnership with the community housing sector, is developing the Victorian Housing Register to make it easier for people to access housing options. The Housing Register will join public housing and community housing waiting lists together to create a single register for people to apply for social housing. A client will only…

State budget sets out RCFV spending, additional $5 million announced

The Victorian State Budget 2016-17, released on Wednesday 27 April, begins to allocate the $572 million in funding that the Government announced following the Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) handing down its final report. The three years of funding includes measures for housing and crisis refuges, more counselors, more prevention programs and more support for children…