NIFVS is not a crisis response service – if in immediate danger phone 000 or Get Help
Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

New to Family Violence Work

For practitioners new to the region or new to family violence work.

Family Violence Service System Overview

This resource includes interviews with both specialist family violence services and other services who respond to family violence in the northern metropolitan region and details how to refer to or consult with those services.

MARAM and MARAM training

Find out more about Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework and MARAM training.

Knowledge to Advocate (Legal System)

This resource provides workers supporting victim survivors with key information about the Victorian legal system including Victoria Police processes, Intervention Orders, legal support and Magistrates’ Court processes. Each chapter includes a video, links to further resources and a Q&A that expands on the material in the video.

Introduction to Family Violence Response Webinar

This one-hour pre-recorded webinar enables practitioners to identify family violence, develop strategies to respond to disclosures and establish safety, and partner with victim survivors to undertake effective safety planning. It is useful for practitioners who come across adult victim survivors of family violence in the course of their work and complements MARAM training, particularly for those who have not worked in the field of family violence previously.
Introduction to Family Violence Response – Slide Pack (PDF)

Further Resources

Violence Against Women in Australia: Video explaining how gender inequality is the core cause of violence against women, including family violence. (Our Watch)

Understanding Family Violence: Written information about what family violence is, its impacts and who experiences family violence. (Safe and Equal)

Keep up to date with news and new resources

Find out about family violence related news and events and sign up to the monthly NIFVS eNews to stay informed.