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

Supporting Families with Adolescents using Family Violence

Berry Streets’ Wattle Project operates in Melbourne‚Äôs northern suburbs and is a program that works therapeutically with adolescents who are using violence in their home.

The program is free and available to families:

  • with young people aged 12 to 17 years who are using violence at home.

The program will prioritise young people who:

  • live with a single female caregiver or parent
  • are living with younger children
  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless or involved with the youth justice system because of their use of family violence.

Before making a referral to the program, professionals can contact the program to arrange a secondary consult.