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Family violence articles

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

A child’s right to live free from violence

The National Children’s Commissioner outlines the key findings, recommendations and policy implications following an investigation into the impact of family violence on children

- Megan Mitchell

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)

Embedding the political will

MP Fiona Richardson discusses her priorities in her new role as Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

- Vig Geddes

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

Reflecting on 25 years of service

Outgoing DVRCV executive officer, Vig Geddes, reflects on 25 years in the family violence sector

- Mandy McKenzie

Regional women advocate for justice reform

Women from regional Victoria share their experiences of the justice system and demands for systemic change in a new report

- Carolyn Neilson & Bonnie Renou

Lore of the courts

This practical guide will help practitioners walk victims of family violence through the complex and imperfect legal system

- Marika Manioudakis


Family violence articles