Topic: Families and children

Addressing Teenage Family Violence In The Home

The Andrews Labor Government is providing greater support to address the behaviours of teenagers who use violence in the home. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced $1.35 million over two years to strengthen and expand services that are working to reduce adolescent violence in the home. The Adolescent Family Violence Program aims […]

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Answering Victoria’s Top Parenting Questions Online

Victorian mums and dads with questions about parenting, child health or development now have a trusted, new website to turn to, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Like Victoria’s respected Better Health website, the new parenting.vic.gov.au site is an evidence-based resource provided for free for online users, and provides information on all aspects of raising […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Breaking The Cycle Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is testing new and innovative approaches to end family violence and hold perpetrators to account. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced $4.8 million to trial and evaluate seven new perpetrator intervention programs which target diverse groups. These trials acknowledge that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to combating family […]

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Greater Support For Children And Families At Risk

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting support for vulnerable families at risk of becoming involved with child protection or out-of-home care. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced a further $11.2 million over two years for evidence-based, innovative programs that support vulnerable families. The funding continues nine programs being trialled by seven community […]

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Getting Behind New Parents And Vulnerable Families

The Andrews Labor Government is bolstering support for vulnerable families and new parents by extending proven early intervention programs across Victoria. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an additional $72.4 million over two years to continue services to support vulnerable families and children, through: $50.4 million to Child FIRST and family services […]

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Creating A New Aboriginal Youth Justice Taskforce

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal young people in the criminal justice system with the formation of a new taskforce. Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos said the Aboriginal Youth Justice Taskforce will be the first of its kind established in Victoria and will examine the cases of […]

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Creating Places For Our Littlest Victorians In Ballarat

Ballarat families have reason to celebrate with the opening of a brand new kinder funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Sebastopol to officially cut the ribbon on the new $1.7 million Bonshaw Early Learning Centre on Morgan Street. The new learning space contains two kindergarten rooms, […]

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Flexible Support For Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more for thousands of family violence victim-survivors by providing practical supports to help them leave violent relationships. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced an additional $40 million over two years for more Flexible Support Packages to assist with expenses faced by those escaping family violence. More […]

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Boosting Kinder Services In Brunswick

Brunswick families can now access an upgraded and expanded kindergarten service at Hartnett House Integrated Children’s Centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited Hartnett House in Brunswick to officially mark the completion of the children centre’s upgrade, and celebrate with the local community on this important […]

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Tougher Monitoring For Young Parolees

Parolees as young as 16 could be forced to wear electronic monitoring devices, and subject to drug and alcohol tests regardless of age as a condition of their parole, under tough new laws introduced today by the Andrews Labor Government. Electronic monitoring will be targeted at young offenders who have committed serious offences such as […]

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