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As family and sexual violence rates are predicted to peak over the holiday period, we reflect on how response workers can support their wellbeing during this demanding time of year.

The Victorian Government has announced further investment in the family violence sector, aimed at helping grow and build the capability of the future response workforce.

The Crime Statistics Agency found that recorded family incidents increased by 8.6% in the past 12 months, with 82,652 incidents recorded across the state.

The report has found that rural women experiencing domestic violence are hesitant to seek support and struggle to recognise early signs of abuse.

More than half of trans and gender-diverse survey respondents reported experiences of sexual violence or coercion - a rate four times higher than that of the general population.

Police officers in Victoria have gained access to a new family violence reporting tool, facilitating faster and more accurate incident reporting in the field.

The Council of Australian Governments has endorsed the fourth and final action plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

The Orange Door gives Victorian women and children access to the support and services they need when they are experiencing family violence.

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