Topic: Families and children

Making Men Take Responsibility For Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria safer by expanding programs that make men who have committed family violence take accountability for their actions and stop abusing women and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced more than $12.4 million for family violence programs and referral services, encouraging men to acknowledge the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

More Support To Keep Women And Children Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping thousands of women and children leave family violence and set up safe homes. More than 5000 additional survivors of family violence can access packages up to $10,000 – up from $7000 – which can be used to cover costs like rent, home alarms, CCTV, clothing, books and education and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Expanding Help For Latrobe Valley Families

More parents and their babies in the Latrobe Valley are getting the extra support they need through the Andrews Labor Government’s expansion of the Maternal Child Health Service. Around 600 additional families will be supported through the expanded Enhanced Maternal Child Health Service until their child turns three. Previously, this intensive support cut out after […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Safe And Affordable Financial Help For Morwell Families

Struggling families in the Latrobe Valley can now access safe and affordable financial services at a new one-stop shop in Morwell. The Good Money hub provides access to zero or low interest loans, financial counselling and affordable insurance. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the hub in Morwell, which has already […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Statement From The Minister For Families And Children

The Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Andrew Jackomos, has advised the Government that he will not seek reappointment when his current term ends next year. Mr Jackomos was appointed in July 2013 as the first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, after 30 years’ experience in the public sector. He was awarded […]

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$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million program that will assist schools develop and implement strategies to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening treatment services for young people who show sexually abusive or concerning behaviour and present risks to other children. More than $5.7 million will help 11 agencies across Victoria deliver Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services for the next three years. The funding will support services treating young people – to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

New Centre To Prevent Harm To Children

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Kidsafe Victoria warn parents of the risks of non-intentional injuries through new interactive hubs at the Monash Children’s Hospital. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today opened the Kidsafe Victoria Community Support Centre at the 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton today. The new centre includes four interactive […]

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Building A Modern Youth Justice System

The Andrews Labor Government is building a strong and stable youth justice system by recruiting more staff, providing better training and offering more targeted programs to reduce the risk of re-offending. The Labor Government today released the first comprehensive independent review of Victoria’s youth justice system in 17 years to help strengthen and modernise Victoria’s […]

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Calling For Volunteer Award Nominations

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to nominate hard-working volunteers from their community for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. The prestigious awards will recognise up to 60 volunteers of different ages and cultural backgrounds, in the categories of Leadership, Impact, Service, and Teamwork. A category winner will then be announced as the […]

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