Topic: Family violence

Family Violence Support Under One Roof

Victims and survivors of family violence will now be able to attend a single location Multi-Disciplinary Centre (MDC) in Dandenong – which will include Victoria Police, dedicated trauma counsellors and child protection workers – providing more support to those experiencing family violence. Dedicated Victoria Police family violence teams have moved into the MDC in Dandenong, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

New Laws To Boost Family Violence Protections

Victims of family violence will be better protected under new legislation introduced in Parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Responding to 11 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017 will increase protections for women and children, and enhance the justice system’s response to family violence. The […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Saving Pets From Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping women and children escape family violence – with their pets – through a new program to house and protect at-risk animals. Safe Steps completes risk assessments for thousands of families every year – about 3,500 family violence victims identify that their pets are at serious risk of harm or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Building The Education State In Kyneton

Students in Kyneton are a step closer to getting a brand new school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today turned the first sod on the $11.5 million project, which will see Kyneton Primary School moved to a new spot next to Kyneton Secondary […]

Categories: Media Release

Connecting Women To Family Violence Support

The Andrews Labor Government is connecting more women and children experiencing family violence to vital support services. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced a $185,000 funding boost for the state-wide Women’s Information and Referral Exchange to meet demand for family violence support. WIRE has received an increasing number of queries relating to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Stopping Fathers Committing Family Violence

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is taking steps to stop family violence by helping fathers foster better relationships with their children. A $5.6 million early intervention program will target fathers experiencing drug or alcohol abuse who have committed, or are at risk of committing family violence. The Government is investing $4.6 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Responding Faster To Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorians experiencing family violence connect to support services faster. The Government is investing $1.7 million in a new Risk Assessment Report Portal to replace faxed referrals, that will capture more accurate information about individual cases and ensure a faster response to family violence. Victoria Police makes more than 71,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Family Violence Prevention For Women With Disabilities

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a funding boost to support the complex needs of women and girls with disabilities who are experiencing – or at risk of – family violence. A $500,000 investment over two years will support Women with Disabilities Victoria to push for reforms to make family violence policies and services more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Family Violence Support For Multicultural Communities

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a funding boost to support family violence prevention programs in culturally diverse communities. A $200,000 investment over two years will fund tailored programs – run by and for women from diverse cultural backgrounds – to bolster women’s leadership and economic independence. The announcement follows the release of Victoria’s first […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Family Violence Prevention For Aboriginal Women

The Andrews Labor Government today announced funding of $500,000 to extend family violence prevention programs – designed by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women – for an additional two years. Run by the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Victoria, the Sisters Day Out and Dilly Bag programs reached more than 8,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence