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

Turn Input into Action Forum: Progressing Victim Survivor Experience Mapping Recommendations

On 30 March 2023, organisational leaders across the northern metropolitan region progressed recommendations arising from the Victim Survivor Experience Mapping report, a qualitative piece of research which highlights victim survivor experiences of the service system.

Forum participants:
– heard from those involved in the Mapping, including Ruby Bovill (VACCA) who presented on the impact of Child Removal on Aboriginal Communities
– gained insight into the Victoria Police Predominant Aggressor Project from Senior Sergeant Dagmar Anderson’s presentation
– developed collaborative plans to contribute to the next NIFVS Regional Integration Committee’s Strategic Plan.

Proposed actions arising from the Recommendations included:

  • Develop a tip sheet for workers about what legal support is available and how it could support victim survivors.
  • Build a trauma and violence-informed approach at Magistrates’ Courts.
  • Map expertise in the region regarding provision of cultural awareness training.
  • Explore the idea of an emergency number for police to call to help identify the predominant aggressor.
  • Allow job applicants to see questions beforehand and bring notes to interviews.

    Read the Forum summary and view the presentations.

Additional resources

Read the Victim Survivor Experience Mapping Report including recommendations for the service sector. (NIFVS)

Find out more about the NIFVS Regional Integration Committee.

Refer to the Family Violence Lived Experience Strategy. (Family Safety Victoria)

Access the Experts by Experience Framework. (Safe and Equal).

Photo of people meeting in a large room for Turn Input into Action forum

“Excellent opportunity to come together with a wide range of services to discuss how we incorporate and value the input of those with lived experience.” Participant feedback