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

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Meet River – NJC’s Court Support Dog

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre are trialling having a court support dog (called River) and her professional handler Tessa onsite during Intervention Order (IVO) hearing days.

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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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Welcome New Sessional Trainer

Welcome to our new Session Trainer, Kelly Finch who joins the NIFVS Training team to deliver the Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators training.

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View the Engaging Perpetrators Under MARAM Webinar

On 15 March, the NIFVS partnership hosted the Observing, Documenting & Sharing: Engaging perpetrators under MARAM webinar to explore how organisational leaders and practitioners can use the new MARAM for Adults Using Family Violence.

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Development of MARAM Training – Working with Perpetrators of Family Violence

FSV has engaged Swinburne University of Technology and Uniting Vic/Tas and Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) to undertake the development of MARAM training for working with adults using family violence.

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New Family Violence Flexible Support Packages Portal

Family Safety Victoria has developed an online portal to streamline the application, assessment, approval and acquittal of Family Violence Flexible Support Packages (FVFSPs).

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