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Family Violence Sector News

Advocate for Further Investment in Family Violence this Election

Safe and Equal has launched its Victorian Election Platform in the lead up to the Victorian 2022 State Election.

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Attend New MARAM Elder Abuse Training

Practitioners can now attend Identification of Family Violence against Older People (Elder Abuse) – victim survivor focused eLearn training.

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Challenges in Implementing Mandatory Minimum Qualification

DFFH has issued an update to Recommendation 209, recognising the recruitment challenges that specialist services are facing in relation to the Mandatory Minimum Qualification policy.

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Federal Circuit and Family Court Enhance Risk Assessment

The Lighthouse Project is an innovative approach taken by the Federal Circuit and Family Court to screen for risk.

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EOIs Sought for Housing and Support Pilot

FSV are seeking expressions of interest from organisations with expertise in providing housing and/or family violence services to victim survivors of family violence to deliver an 18-month pilot to meet the medium-term housing and support needs of victim survivors.

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The Orange Door NEMA Opens Epping Access Point

The Orange Door (TOD) North East Melbourne Area has officially opened its Epping Access Point. TOD Epping is hosted by DPV Health.

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Family Violence and Disability Practice Leader Initiative – Secondary Consultations

The Family Violence and Disability Practice Leader at Berry Street has been employed as part of the Family Violence and Disability Practice Leader Initiative.

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Remote Court Hearing Support Service Assists AFMs

Affected Family Members (AFMs) now have the option to attend Magistrates’ Court hearings without going to a court building.

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Safe Housing for LGBTIQ+ Communities Initiative

The Victorian State Government has funded a new Pride in Place consortium to assist LGBTIQ+ people to navigate the specialist homelessness and housing system,

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Family Violence and Sexual Assault Workforce Survey Now Open

Family Safety Victoria would like to hear from the family violence and sexual assault workforce to better understand workforce needs.

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