The reform is responding to the report and recommendations from the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence(opens in a new window).
In May 2018, as an independent statutory officer, Tim Cartwright APM, the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, tabled his report (as at 1 November 2017) to Parliament. The Monitor is required by legislation to table an annual report to Parliament each year from 2017 to 2020.
The Monitor's report comments on how effective the Victorian Government and its agencies have been in implementing the Family Violence Reform.
Tim’s first report found that the Victorian Government needs to invest more time in planning and coordinating the implementation of its Family Violence Reform package.
The Monitor found 3 key areas for improvement:
- working to develop a systemic approach
- managing the reform implementation more actively
- effective planning to build better foundations
Tim's focus for the 1 November 2017 to 1 November 2018 monitoring period was on the following. These areas of focus are based on feedback from victim survivors, community sector representatives and the Monitor's assessment of risk:
- The Orange Door - Support and Safety Hubs
- incorporating the voices of victim survivors in all aspects of the reform
- prevention - in order to break the family violence cycle
- foundational issues from the 2017 report
Download the 2017 report
Video summary of the 2017 report
Update from the Monitor on his first annual report, as at 1 November 2017.