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Violence Services Partnership
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safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

Funding for Women with Disabilities Victoria

Workers in the family violence prevention and disability sectors will be better equipped with the skills to prevent violence against women with disabilities thanks to a funding boost to Women with Disabilities Victoria.

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Baby Makes 3 Program Receives Further Funding

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.

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Escaping Violence Program Financial Support – Agency Fast Track Application

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.

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NIFVS Team Welcome Katrina Dickinson

The NIFVS Team is excited to be welcoming Katrina Dickinson to the role of MARAMIS and Workforce Development Coordinator.

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Successful Turn Input into Action Forum

On 30 March 2023, organisational leaders across the northern metropolitan region progressed recommendations arising from the Victim Survivor Experience Mapping report.

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Easing of Evidence Requirements: Temporary Protection Visa

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.

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Travel Passes for Vulnerable Students Available

The Victorian Government is providing 30-day Travel Passes free of charge to eligible Victorian school students, such as those experiencing homelessness or escaping family violence.

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New Family Violence Crisis Response Model

A new Family Violence Crisis Response Model is being implemented in Victoria. The model aims to improve the way the family violence service system works together to support victim survivors in crisis, and to ensure that victim survivors are supported through coordinated responses which are consistent, clearly communicated, and jointly managed by the services involved.

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Fast Track Program Builds Leadership Capability

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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Download Updated NIFVS Family Violence Posters

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.

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