The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, Jan Shuard PSM, has delivered the fourth report on the progress of reforms since the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Monitor noted that the past year had been an ‘extraordinary year that tested the agility and resilience of the family violence system’.
One of the Monitor’s highlights noted in the report was:
- “Feeling the commitment and passion of Family Violence Regional Integration Committees in driving change for their local and regional communities and being responsive and flexible in their approach”.
Some areas identified as needing further attention included:
- The need for improved data to understand the impact of the reform
- Greater focus on children and young people and adolescents who use violence in the home
- Implementation of the whole of government perpetrator accountability work program
- The need for ongoing expansion of safe housing options for victim survivors fleeing family violence.
(Source: Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor website, 11.5.21)