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Family violence articles

Family violence articles


Identifying the risk of lethal violence

A recent study of intimate partner homicides identifies a pattern of co-existing risk factors

- Mandy McKenzie, Dr Debbie Kirkwood, Dr Danielle Tyson & Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor

Meet Family Safety Victoria’s new CEO, Sue Clifford

As the CEO of the state government’s first agency dedicated solely to ending family violence, Family Safety Victoria, Sue Clifford will be driving many projects as part of the state’s $1.9 billion action plan.

Respectful relationships education and a whole school approach

The Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) has mandated statewide delivery across all Victorian schools brings this journey to its next stage – embedding primary prevention in schools.

Mums in court

An innovative program at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court has supported over 100 women with children to obtain their intervention orders

- Penny Underwood

Stories of strength, survival and the system

New research finds Victoria still has a way to go in challenging misperceptions about women’s experiences of separating from a violent partner

- Crystal Bruton

Changing the prevention story

A world-first framework for the primary prevention of violence against women aims to bring about the cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women

- Dr Emma Partridge

The Conversation: I draw sustainability from the women I work with

We’d like to start a conversation about the unique, complex and significant challenges of working in the family violence sector, in the hope that sharing our stories will bring clarity, ideas and value to all of us in our work.

A debt of gratitude

Outgoing DVRCV board members Kelsey Hegarty and Deb Davison reflect on the past and the future for DVRCV

- Mandy McKenzie

Perspectives: Victorian Disability Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative

The expansion of eligibility criteria means victims of family violence who have disability-related needs can now access the Disability Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative.

Voice of the Sector: Implications of the Family Violence Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Act 2017

The Family Violence Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Act 2017 is an outcome of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Prevention Spotlight: How local government can help prevent violence against women

As recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence, all Victorian councils are now required to articulate how they will help reduce family violence in their community.


Family violence articles