Category: Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Horse Therapy Helping Young People In Goulburn

Horses are helping young people in the Goulburn region recover from family violence as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today visited Yea to see the Horses Assisting You program in action and hear first-hand from those […]

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New Family Safety Victoria Chief Executive

Eleri Butler has been appointed as the new chief executive of Family Safety Victoria following a worldwide search. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced Ms Butler’s appointment today. She will make the move to Australia from Wales next year, where she is currently chief executive of Welsh Women’s Aid. Established in 2017, […]

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Taking Steps To Stand Up Against Family Violence

The 11th annual Walk Against Family Violence has taken place in Melbourne, with a raft of Victorians taking a collective stand against family violence. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville praised representatives from Domestic Violence Victoria and Respect Victoria, as well as Victoria Police, […]

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More Hands-On Training To Combat Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $6 million to improve the hands-on training for university students about to begin a career keeping women and children safe from family violence. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the package at RMIT University today, while marking the start of the 2019 16 Days of Activism […]

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Mobile Therapy Bus Helping Recovery From Family Violence

A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go Therapy bus was staffed by therapists and travelled to schools […]

Categories: Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Western Victoria Region

Leading Staff Recruited For Ballarat Orange Door

The Orange Door in Ballarat is another step closer to opening its doors, helping women, children and families in Central Highlands to escape family violence and get the help and support they need. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said senior staff have been recruited and a site chosen in central Ballarat, with […]

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New Approach For Morwell Family Violence Refuge

Women and children escaping family violence in Morwell will soon have access to new safe and secure accommodation with the support services they need to help rebuild their lives. A family violence refuge under construction in Morwell is one of 17 being redeveloped across the state to provide privacy and safe homes for women and […]

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Preventing Family Violence By Building The Workforce

More students in the Mallee will consider a career in supporting victim survivors of family violence, with the Andrews Labor Government providing new funding for student placements to grow the family violence workforce. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today visited Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and Domestic Violence Services in Mildura, one of […]

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Nearly 7,000 Mallee Residents Get Help At The Orange Door

More than 6,750 people across the Mallee have been kept safe from the threat of family violence with help from the Mildura Orange Door, one of the Support and Safety Hubs rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government. A key recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Orange Door gives Victorian women […]

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5,000 Gippsland Residents Get Help At The Orange Door

More than 5,000 Gippsland residents have been kept safe from the threat of family violence with help from the Morwell Orange Door, one of the Support and Safety Hubs rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government. A key recommendation of the landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Orange Door gives Victorian women and children […]

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