Topic: Family violence

Supporting A Decade Of Preventing Family Violence

The Victorian Government will keep working towards a Victoria free from family violence with a further three years of support for Our Watch, the national foundation for the prevention of violence against women and their children. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced an extra $3 million over three years to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

New Jobs Hub For Family Violence Workforce

The Victorian Government has launched a new jobs hub dedicated to the family violence workforce – to help link people wanting to work in the industry with employers that need staff to help protect women and children. The hub – at familyviolence.vic.gov.au/jobs – aims to grow the family violence workforce by promoting the diversity of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Calling Out Family Violence During Coronavirus

Victorians are being urged to be alert and call out any early warning signs of family violence during the coronavirus pandemic in a new ad campaign from the Victorian Government and Respect Victoria. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched Respect Each Other: ‘Call It Out’. The campaign reminds families, friends, neighbours […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

More Funding To Keep Women And Children Safe

Women experiencing or at risk of family violence will continue to get access to the services they and their children need, with a two-year funding package for women’s health services across Victoria. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced 12 women’s health services across the state will share in $3 million over […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

A Safe Place To Escape Family Violence During Coronavirus

The Victorian Government will ensure women and children escaping family violence have a safe place to go and the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the Victorian Government will invest $40.2 million in crisis accommodation and specialist […]

Categories: Media Release, 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

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 […]

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

Delivering Victoria’s First Dedicated Family Violence Court

Victoria’s first Specialist Family Violence Court is now open in Shepparton, delivering a key project in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission and representing the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment in responding to family violence. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy visited Shepparton today to officially open the purpose-built building, which includes separate court entrances and a […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release