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News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

Graduate Program Refunded

Family Safety Victoria have refunded the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program for 2023. In the NMR, Kids First has been successful in gaining this funding and is currently recruiting for new graduates.

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More Resources to Address Adolescent Family Violence

The Victorian Government is expanding the Adolescent Family Violence in the Home program. Six organisations will share in more than $17 million to deliver early in intervention responses for adolescents who use violence.

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Apply for Fast Track Intensive Leadership Program

Specialist family violence managers, senior workers and experienced practitioners in the specialist family violence sector who are looking to move into a leadership role are invited to apply for the Fast Track Leadership program to build their leadership and management capability.

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Mental Health Statewide Trauma Service Consortium Announced 

The Victorian Government has announced the consortium selected to run the new Mental Health Statewide Trauma Service. The new service will bring together mental health practitioners, trauma experts, peer workers and carers with lived experience.

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Parliament Passes Paid Family Violence Leave

The Bill to enshrine 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave as a workplace right has passed in Federal Parliament.

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Successful Week Without Violence Campaign

During the Week Without Violence over 50 organisations in the northern metropolitan region, including Djirra, Arabic Welfare, Foundation House, schools, councils, family violence support groups, libraries, and neighbourhood houses campaigned to ‘Listen, Believe, Connect: Connect with organisations and people who can help.’

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Additional Specialist Family Violence Courts Gazetted

On Thursday, 6 October, seven new Specialist Family Violence Courts (SFVC) were gazetted, including Melbourne and Broadmeadows.

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National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-32 Released

National Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children is an important policy that sets the priorities for continued action and investment to address gender-based violence. It represents a shared commitment across all levels of government to issues such as prevention, early intervention, responses to victim-survivors and perpetrators, as well as recovery and healing.

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Family Violence Group Work Calendar Term 4 Available

The Family Violence Group Work Calendar for Term 4 2022 is now available. The calendar includes a range of therapeutic groups for victim survivors, early intervention parenting groups and perpetrator behaviour change programs.

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Updated Family Violence Posters Now Available

The NIFVS Family Violence posters have been redesigned to include an inclusive design and updated to connect to relevant services. They inform community members, adult victim survivors and adults using family violence about support services that are available in the NMR.

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Federal Budget Measures for Victim Survivors

The 2022-2023 Federal Budget measures to support victim survivors detailed in the Women’s Budget Statement include supporting the delivery of more social and affordable housing.

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Organisations to Provide Consent Education

The Victorian Government has provided funding for a Supporting Young People to Understand Affirmative Consent Program that will support 12 projects to provide consent education to young people aged 12-25 years.

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Provide Feedback about the Serious-risk Program Model for Adults Using Family Violence

Family Safety Victoria is inviting feedback regarding plans for a new program being undertaken around perpetrator accountability. The Victorian Government has provided $3.234 million for a two-year (2023-2024) program to target and evaluate intensive interventions for high-risk and high-harm perpetrators.

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New Funding Supports Local Diverse Communities Experiencing Family Violence

Two services in the NMR have been successful in receiving funding through the Working Together: Strengthening Family Violence Support with Multicultural Communities grant program: the Centre for Multicultural Youth in partnership with Anglicare and Whittlesea Community Connections.

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