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On the 14th of August 2019, Victoria saw the launch of a new family violence reporting tool for frontline police officers, designed to foster timelier and more accurate incident reporting.
The reporting tool, a mobile application, will provide Victoria police officers with increased guidance through risk assessment and management processes while working in the field.
The app equips police with more targeted questions to ask when conducting risk assessments. It can also swiftly assess the likelihood of reported violence escalating within the next 12 months.
Coinciding with the launch, over 9,500 iPads and iPhones have been issued to officers across the state.
The development and launch of the app delivers on one of 277 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
On average, police respond to a family violence incident every seven minutes in Victoria.