Family violence articles
DVRCV’s focus: Striving towards once-in-a-lifetime reform
Victorian Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams and DVRCV CEO Emily Maguire reflect on the progress towards implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
Women in the sex industry fall through the gaps
Women who work in the sex industry are a unique and high-risk group, but they do not always feel welcome at family violence services
- Ada Conroy
Mums in court
An innovative program at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court has supported over 100 women with children to obtain their intervention orders
- Penny Underwood
Understanding intervention order breaches
Understanding one of the fastestgrowing criminal offences is important for agencies that are committed to improving victim safety and holding perpetrators to account
- Sina Oum & Amy Schwebel
Technology: more good than harm?
The potential of new and emerging technologies in the area of violence against women was the subject of a recent public panel discussion —Melbourne research alliance to end violence against women and their children (MAEVe)