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

News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

Innovative Graduate Program

Thirteen new graduates will be employed in 2022, across three major specialist family violence organisations in the northern metropolitan region. The successful organisations are inTouch, Kids First and the Salvation Army.

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Escaping Family Violence Payment

The Federal Government has introduced a ‘new payment to help women escape violent relationships’. Victorian victim-survivors can now apply for the Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) through UnitingCare Vic...

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Welcome Sessional Trainer – Kate Constance

We are pleased to welcome Kate Constance to the NIFVS Training Team. Kate has over 20 years’ experience in the human services sector working in roles such as counselling, outreach, case management,...

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Attorneys-General Family Violence Decisions

Commonwealth and state attorneys-general met on 13 November 2021 and have issued a communique. Announcements included: An agreement to further the development of national principles to address coercive...

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STEP Program to Assist Victim Survivors Find Work

WIRE has introduced a program to support victim survivors searching for employment after experiencing family violence, through the Sustainable and Transformative Employment Pathways (STEP) Program. It...

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Vic Pol Dealing with Perpetrators within its Ranks

In an Australian first, Victoria Police has launched a policy for dealing with perpetrators of family violence within its ranks. The policy aims to clarify the roles, responsibilities and procedures...

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Family Safety Victoria Moves to DFFH 

Commencing from 1 November, Family Safety Victoria (FSV) has joined the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), continuing its key role in delivering the next phase of Victoria's nation-leading...

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Maternal & Child Health Services Seek Feedback from Victim Survivors

The Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence at the Department of Health is conducting an evaluation to explore whether family violence initiatives are making a positive difference for victim survivors...

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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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Welcome to our New Principal Strategic Advisor

As the Chair of the Regional Family Violence Committee, Helen Riseborough welcomed the new Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA) Veronica (Ronnie) Hunt to the NIFVS team at Women’s Health In the North.

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