Read about examples of integration in the family violence and related sectors in the northern metropolitan region.

Interviews with Workers

Review of the Family Law System
Ella Crotty from Fitzroy Legal Service discusses how the Family Law System could be improved.

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs
Craig Caple from Sunbury Community Health explains how he works with perpetrators to change their behaviour and attitudes.

Risk Assessment and Management Panels (RAMP)
Pauline Wright from Berry Street provides insight into the work of RAMPs, their challenges and the successes.


Neighbourhood Justice Centre
The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) works in partnership with local organisations and community members to tackle local justice, crime and safety issues, and come up with lasting, local solutions.

Keeping our Pets Safe: Merri Health Victims Assistance Program
This project is working to enhance and coordinate the northern metropolitan region’s response to pets in the context of family violence.

Risk Assessment and Management Panel (RAMP)
RAMPs are a multi-agency response to high risk families that was piloted in the north, before being rolled out across Victoria.

High Risk Response Conference (HRRC)
The HRRC was a precursor to the RAMP in the north east metro region.

Bright Futures Children’s Specialist Support Service
Bright Futures is an innovative child-focused response to children who have experienced family violence.

Whittlesea CALD Communities Family Violence Project
The Whittlesea project is a unique, place-based model that focuses on the needs of a multicultural community.

Women, Lawyers, Workers
Women, Lawyers, Workers aimed to address the dearth of legal services available to women experiencing violence by providing free legal advice via Skype.

Families@Home is an early-intervention program that aims to provide “wrap around” services to families at risk of violence.