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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

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.

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

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

Media know-how

A new guide aims to equip practitioners in the violence against women sector to progress media coverage of the issue

- Vanessa Born

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

A debt of gratitude

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

- Mandy McKenzie

Responding to the Royal Commission

We asked five family violence and legal organisations to respond to the Royal Commission into Family Violence final report and discuss the implications for their work.

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