The Northern Integrated Family Violence Services partnership is undertaking survey as an assessment to determine how organisations and practitioners are aligning practice to the MARAM and Information Sharing Schemes.
Safe and Equal are supporting businesses and workplaces to meet their OH&S and Fair Work obligations in relation to domestic and family violence.
The NIFVS team have developed a new webpage, Criminalised Victim Survivors, with resources to assist practitioners respond to victim survivors who have been criminalised. Victim survivors who have experienced criminalisation, may encounter discrimination in the family violence service system, which can impact on their risk and access to safety and support.
Building on the work of program lead healthAbility, the Baby Makes 3 program has received $1.2 million from the state government. Baby Makes 3 works to build equal and respectful relationships for families who are becoming parents for the first time.
The Escaping Violence Program (EVP) has recently introduced an agency fast-track application process that aims to streamline and expedite the financial support clients can receive.
The Federal government has announced changes to ‘non-judicial’ evidence requirements for temporary visa holders, who seek assistance as victim-survivors of family and domestic violence.
The NIFVS multi-language Family Violence posters have been updated to reflect the change to Merri-bek City Council. These posters inform community members, victim survivors and adults using family violence about support services that are available in the northern metropolitan region. The posters contain information in English, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Vietnamese.
Berry Street’s therapeutic service, Take Two has received long-term funding to continue their work providing whole-of-family services for families with young people using violence in the home in the northern metropolitan region.
Former Federal Labor MP Emma Husar is running a campaign to get a Royal Commission into the Family Courts, with a particular focus on how Section 121 of the Act which mandates that people can’t speak publicly about proceedings negatively impacts victim survivors, particularly children, and is a form of systems collusion with perpetrators.
This July, Everybody's Home is launching the People's Commission into the Housing Crisis, a platform for everyday people to share their housing experiences on a nationwide scale. Organisations can Take the Impact Survey to help Everybody's Home better understand what the housing crisis looks like for frontline service providers and their clients.
FSV invite participation in the evaluation of the LGBTIQA+ Family Violence Reform Initiatives.
The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights offers face-to-face and online training workshops to organisations. AMWCHR are now offering paid training and consultation to increase sector capacity to recognise and respond to the needs of Muslim women, children and families.