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Regional Integration Coordinators (RICs)

Regional Integration Coordinators (RICs)

Regional Integration Coordinators (RICs)

A vital part of the Integrated Family Violence System (IFVS) has been the establishment of Family Violence Regional Integration Coordinators (RICs).

The role of the RICs is to develop and support partnerships between regional family violence services (women, children and men’s services) and other key sectors and services, such as Child FIRST/Family Services, child protection, mental health services, homelessness services, housing services, Courts, Police and Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups.

RICs also convene local Family Violence Regional Integration Committees, groups of services that work with family violence and meet regularly to identify issues and potential improvements in the system’s response to women, children and men. The local Committees feed information to regional and state-wide committees who monitor and work to improve the system response across Victoria.

For more information about the RICs and regional committees, see below for contact details and (where available) websites for each region.

Region RIC Phone number Regional website
Barwon Elaine Williams email 5278 8122 N/A
Loddon Campaspe Robyn Ruggles email 5430 3000 N/A
Mallee Metaxia Tsoukatos email                        Norm Tink email 5022 5417                   5025 5427 N/A
Goulburn Ovens Murray Tammy Smith email 5722 3009 Hume Region Family Violence 
Wimmera and South West Mandy Noble (Wimmera) email          Vacant (South West)  5358 7411                 5500 5490 N/A
Central Highlands Vacant 5337 3333 N/A
Gippsland Kerry Hamer email 5143 1600 Gippsland Women's Health - Family Violence
Northern Metro Sarah Johnson email 9484 1666 Northern Integrated Family Violence Services
Western Metro Maureen Smith email 9689 9588 Western Integrated Family Violence Committee
Eastern Metro Kelly Hinton email 9259 4200 Eastern Family Violence Partnership
Bayside Peninsula Rosemary Burrell email 9521 5666 Ask Someone
Southern Melbourne (South East) Linda Watson email 9791 6111 Ask Someone