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DVRCV’s focus: Risk and complexity: the role of family violence specialists

As we begin to bring family violence responses into universal services like health and education, we have focused this edition of DVRCV Advocate on the importance of specialisation in prevention and response.

- Emily Maguire, CEO

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

Holding the baby costs nothing

The way in which women’s refuge workers relate to infants can help mothers cope with trauma and insecurity

- Wendy Bunston, Karen Glennen & Rosemary Barca

Young people and abuse: listening and responding

A new book provides advice on how best to respond if you suspect a child is being abused

- Hannah Baker

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

Lifting the ‘accessibility’ bar on tech safety

There is room for improvement in how we respond to women with disabilities who experience technology-facilitated violence

- Lauren Caulfield

Building from Strength: a bold vision for the family violence workforce of the future

Every profession and sector needs to recognise that preventing and responding to family violence is a core part of their business

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