NIFVS Regional Integration Coordinator gives evidence to the Royal Commission

Sarah Johnson, the Regional Integration Coordinator for Northern Integrated Family Violence Services, was called as an expert witness at the Royal Commission into Family Violence on Thursday 15 October 2015. Sarah spoke on a panel with the CEO of DVVic and representatives from other regional integration committees. “An integrated system is one where a woman…

Establishment of the Northern Police Aboriginal Consultative Committee

The Northern Police Aboriginal Consultative Committee has been established. The Committee will drive and lead the Koori Family Violence Police Protocols and joint work between Victoria Police and the Aboriginal Community. The committee will draw members from Aboriginal services and Victoria Police. For more information please contact Lynda Whitaker, North Metropolitan Indigenous Family Violence Regional…

Family Violence Royal Commission public hearings wrap up

The Royal Commission into Family Violence public hearings, which commenced on 13 July 2015, have now concluded. Over five weeks, the Commission heard from more than 160 witnesses, including representatives from specialist family violence services, mainstream health and community services, government departments/agencies, peak bodies and the private sector, as well as advocates and researchers. The…

ANROWS research survey

Deakin University is leading a national research study titled “What does it take? Developing informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse of women and young women with disabilities in Australia” funded by the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). As the first stage in this research, services supporting women and young women…

Deakin University Domestic Violence Survey

Researchers at the Deakin University School of Psychology, under the supervision of Dr. Lata Satyen, are asking women to participate in their Domestic Violence Survey. The study will consider the relationship between domestic violence and resilience, help-seeking behaviour and depression. Any woman who has been or is in a personal relationship can participate in the confidential study. Participants…

Children’s Resource Program brokerage funding

The Homeless Children’s Brokerage Support Project has been refunded under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). The project was established to enhance opportunities for children experiencing homelessness to: Engage and maintain their education (including early education services such as childcare and kindergarten). Reduce social isolation by enhancing access to a range of support, social…