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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

In focus

Respond to Family Violence in Muslim Communities Training

The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights offers face-to-face and online training workshops to organisations. AMWCHR are now offering paid training and consultation to increase sector capacity to recognise and respond to the needs of Muslim women, children and families.  

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Escaping Violence Program Financial Support – Agency Fast Track Application

The Escaping Violence Program (EVP) has recently introduced an agency fast-track application process that aims to streamline and expedite the financial support clients can receive.

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NIFVS Team Welcome Katrina Dickinson

The NIFVS Team is excited to be welcoming Katrina Dickinson to the role of MARAMIS and Workforce Development Coordinator.

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Download Updated NIFVS Family Violence Posters

The NIFVS multi-language Family Violence posters have been updated to reflect the change to Merri-bek City Council. These posters inform community members, victim survivors and adults using family violence about support services that are available in the northern metropolitan region. The posters contain information in English, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Vietnamese.

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New Bilingual Family Violence System Connectors

The new Multi-Service Coordinated Family Violence Response Project will target women and children from South Asian community in the City of Whittlesea by out posting Bilingual Family Violence System Connectors at key locations.

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Long-term Funding for Young People using Violence in the Home Response

Berry Street’s therapeutic service, Take Two has received long-term funding to continue their work providing whole-of-family services for families with young people using violence in the home in the northern metropolitan region.

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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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Watch MARAM Adults Using Violence Practice Guide Webinars

Developed by No to Violence, the "What Now" webinars will help workforces familiarise themselves with the MARAM Practice Guides for working with adults using violence. 

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T-shirts with messages about family violence

Get Ready for the Week Without Violence: 17-23 October

Start planning your Week Without Violence (WWV) event. Since 1999, the northern metropolitan region has marked the WWV, primarily through the Clothesline Project, where every year hundreds of people across the region paint T-shirts.

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Good Samaritan Inn Gains Transitional Housing Funding

Along with Berry Street and McAuley, Good Samaritan Inn have been successful in gaining funding through the state budget to provide additional housing and support responses utilising suitable agency owned infrastructure.

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