Topic: 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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Family Violence Reporting Tool Goes Live Across Victoria

Frontline police officers across Victoria now have access to a new family violence reporting tool to ensure timely and more accurate incident reports can be filed in the field. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Family Violence Command Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter to announce the state-wide launch of the new Family […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

New Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor

Former Victorian Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard PSM has been appointed the new Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor (FVRIM). Ms Shuard’s appointment will begin her role in October, replacing Tim Cartwright APM. The position of Monitor was an important part of the Labor Government’s landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2016 to ensure the implementation […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence