Family violence articles
Organisational spotlight: We succeed when specialist knowledge is shared
VCOSS works towards a society where everyone can thrive. But to excel in this, we must draw upon a vast reservoir of community sector knowledge.
- Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)
Meet Julie: intensive case manager, Traditional Owner and proud Wurundjeri woman
Julie is a Wurundjeri woman who advocates for Aboriginal women’s rights through her work supporting Aboriginal women experiencing family violence.
Self-care: It's not up to you alone
DVRCV's own Belinda Bannerman continues our self-care conversation by interrogating some of the assumptions surrounding self-care and re-framing the entire concept.
Perspectives: The LGBTQI experience of family violence
We spoke to Kate and Maryclare from queerspace (drummond street services) about the experience of family violence in LGBTQI relationships.
Voices of the Sector: How child protection and family violence works together
We interviewed two workers to find out how they collaborate within different frameworks to make sure women and children are supported and the perpetrator is held to account
Integration in action: men’s and women’s programs together
We talked with Cheryl at the Centre for Non-Violence to hear how one organisation spent the last ten years integrating women’s and men’s services under the one roof.
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.
Organisational spotlight: Collaboration between family violence and sexual assault services
Historically, sexual assault and family violence services had separate funding and approaches, albeit with the same feminist framework and gendered lens.
DVRCV Sector Focus: Collaboration is at the heart of what we all need
The reforms resulting from the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence are not just about change in one area.
- Emily Maguire, CEO
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.