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Welcome to Darebin’s New Family Violence Network Convenor

Jade Myconos is the new Gender Equity Officer at Darebin Council and part of her role is the Convenor of Darebin’s Family Violence Network.

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Social Services Job Guarantee Program

Jobs Victoria have developed a multi-year Social Services Job Guarantee program which aims to grow the community services workforce and establish a more consistent flow of people from training into community services jobs. The program supports participating community service organisations with relevant job vacancies to be matched with suitable Diploma of Community Service graduates.

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Improving Family Violence Support for Women in Prison

Researchers from The Bouverie Centre at La Trobe University have been awarded a Victorian Government grant for a project to improve family violence support to women in prison. Organisations are invited to share the information with women who might be interested and eligible to participate in the research.

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Participate in Victim Survivor Services Research

Practitioners at family violence victim survivor services are invited to participate in a research project looking at how Australian government policy changes have impacted the support services for victim survivors, and the role non-governmental organisations play in providing support services.

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Graduate Program Refunded

Family Safety Victoria have refunded the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program for 2023. In the NMR, Kids First has been successful in gaining this funding and is currently recruiting for new graduates.

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More Resources to Address Adolescent Family Violence

The Victorian Government is expanding the Adolescent Family Violence in the Home program. Six organisations will share in more than $17 million to deliver early in intervention responses for adolescents who use violence.

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Apply for Fast Track Intensive Leadership Program

Specialist family violence managers, senior workers and experienced practitioners in the specialist family violence sector who are looking to move into a leadership role are invited to apply for the Fast Track Leadership program to build their leadership and management capability.

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Mental Health Statewide Trauma Service Consortium Announced 

The Victorian Government has announced the consortium selected to run the new Mental Health Statewide Trauma Service. The new service will bring together mental health practitioners, trauma experts, peer workers and carers with lived experience.

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Parliament Passes Paid Family Violence Leave

The Bill to enshrine 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave as a workplace right has passed in Federal Parliament.

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Federal Budget Measures for Victim Survivors

The 2022-2023 Federal Budget measures to support victim survivors detailed in the Women’s Budget Statement include supporting the delivery of more social and affordable housing.

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