Implementation Monitor Future Priorities

The Family Violence Implementation Monitor’s role will continue until the end of 2022. The Monitor holds government and its agencies to account for implementing the family violence reform, following the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Monitor has identified the following high-level monitoring topics up until December 2022: Accurate identification of the predominant aggressor Family…

Additional Police Recruits Trained in Family Violence Response

The Victorian Government has announced an additional 396 frontline officers will be deployed across Victoria over the coming 12 months. Recruits are currently progressing through rigorous training at the Police Academy, undertaking practical exercises and assessment with a strong focus on some of the key issues currently impacting on the community including family violence and…

NIFVS COVID-19 Portal: Family Violence Information and Resources

Information about service changes in the north during COVID-19; practitioner and community resources are now available on the NIFVS Website. Services are still responding to family violence, though most have moved to providing services remotely. Service information will be regularly updated, so workers know how to access support for their clients. Find COVID-19 Information and…

Term 4 Group Work Calendar Available

The Term 4 Group Work calendar is now available. Each school term, the NIFVS team produces a calendar of family violence support groups, facilitated by organisations in the northern metropolitan region. Groups include therapeutic groups for women and children, parenting groups and perpetrator intervention programs. This coming term’s calendar includes a Vietnamese Women’s group facilitated…