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Regional Integration

Regional Integration

Regional Integration

Regional Integration Committees

Family violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs) are a vital part of Victoria’s family violence system.

Regional Integration Committees bring together representatives from regional family violence services and other key sectors and services, including child and family services, child protection, mental health services, homelessness services, housing services, courts, police and Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups.

Principal Strategic Advisors

Each Regional Integration Committee is convened by a Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA). The PSAs work to drive the local implementation of key family violence reforms in their area, build partnerships and collaborate across sectors, build workers’ capability and provide insight into operations, issues, functions and opportunities in their region.

Find out more in the Family Violence Regional Integration fact sheet

See below for contact details for PSAs and (where available) websites for each region.

DFFH Area

Committee

website 

PSA

Email

Phone

BARWON

Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee

 

Elaine Williams

[email protected]

03 5245 3145

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee

www.chifvc.org.au

Dr Jess Cadwallader

[email protected]

03 5322 4100

WESTERN MELBOURNE &
BRIMBANK MELTON

Western Integrated Family Violence Committee

Western Integrated Family Violence Committee

Renee Cumming

[email protected]   

03 9689 9588

WIMMERA SOUTH WEST (South West)

Wimmera South West Area Integrated Family Violence Partnership (South West)

 

Ilona Carson

[email protected]

03 5561 1934

WIMMERA SOUTH WEST (Wimmera)

Wimmera South West Area Integrated Family Violence Partnership (Wimmera)

 

Andrew Parsons  (Acting PSA)

[email protected]

03 5358 7411

OUTER EASTERN MELBOURNE
&
INNER EASTERN MELBOURNE

Eastern Metropolitan Region Family Violence Partnership

Eastern Metropolitan Regional Family Violence Partnership

Christine Robinson

[email protected]

03 9259 4320

0437 004 306

GOULBURN

Goulburn Integrated Family Violence Committee

 

Alison Maclean
John Duck  (job share)

[email protected]
[email protected]

Alison

0429 198 046
John

0408 336076

OVENS MURRAY

Ovens Murray Integrated Family Violence Committee

https://upperhumepcp.com.au/ovens-murray-family-violence-partnership/

Alison Maclean  &    
John Duck     

(job share)

[email protected];
[email protected];

Alison

0429 198 046
John

0408 336076

INNER GIPPSLAND &
OUTER GIPPSLAND

Gippsland Family Violence Alliance 

https://gippslandfamilyviolencealliance.com.au/

Kim Adams

[email protected]

03 5143 1600 

BAYSIDE PENINSULA

Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Violence Partnership

Southsafe

Rose Burrell

[email protected]

0411 225 082

SOUTHERN MELBOURNE

Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership

NA

Nicole Simpson

[email protected]

 03 8792 8999

LODDON CAMPASPE

Loddon Campaspe Integrated Family Violence Committee

 

Lisa Levis

[email protected]

03 5430 3000

MALLEE

Mallee Family Violence Executive

 

Donna Strong

[email protected]

03 5025 5417

NEMA &
HUME MORELAND

Northern Integrated Family Violence Service

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services

Ronnie (Veronica) Hunt

[email protected]

03 9484 1666

Strengthening Family Violence Regional Integration – A Monitoring, Research and Evaluation Framework for FVRICs

The Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisors (PSAs) for Victoria’s Family Violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs) and Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) are pleased to share Strengthening Family Violence Regional Integration – A Monitoring, Research and Evaluation Framework for Family Violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs).

DOWNLOAD THE FRAMEWORK

This initiative, delivered by The University of Melbourne in partnership with The Family Violence PSAs for Victoria’s FVRICs, is designed to increase evidence-informed decision making by the 14 FVRIC across Victoria, leading to more coordinated responses to family violence, improved safety for victim survivors and increased perpetrator accountability.

This framework has been developed by a team from the Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne in collaboration with the 14 FVRICs through a project named RICKIE (Regional Integration Committee Key Information and Evidence) during 2019-20, with support from DV Vic, the peak body for Specialist Family Violence Services in Victoria. Family Safety Victoria, established in July 2017 to deliver family violence reform and drive action to end family violence, also provided input to the project.

Research Team, University of Melbourne: David Rose, Gemma McKibbin, David Gallant, Stuart Ross, Arno Parolini, Wei Tan, Kristin Diemer, Cathy Humphreys

This project is part of the Family Violence Sector Capacity Building Program, generously funded by Gandel Philanthropy, the William Buckland Foundation, Give Where You Live Foundation, State Trustees Australia Foundation, the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust and the Johnstone Gumption Fund and the Jump Start Fund, sub-funds of Australian Communities Foundation.

Framework Launch

The Framework was launched at an online event held on the 20th of July 2020. Here is an excerpt from the launch, with a presentation from the research team and members of the project Reference Group.

Download the presentation slides