As announced in the 2021/22 Victorian Budget, the function of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor has been extended to the end of 2022.
In setting this monitoring plan, my staff and I have consulted widely with government department and agency heads and with the family violence sector. My focus has been on identifying areas that are of the greatest concern to stakeholders in relation to reform implementation and where an independent perspective will add the most value to the ongoing family violence reform effort. Consistent with the principle of Aboriginal self-determination, I have worked with the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum to include a topic chosen by Koori Caucus.
The high-level monitoring topics I have selected, as well as an estimated publication schedule, are as follows. Please note: As monitoring progresses, topics may be altered, added to, or replaced.
(see plan below for more detail)
(estimated only – subject to change)
|Accurate identification of the predominant aggressor||2021: December|
|Family violence reform governance||2022: February|
|Early identification of family violence within universal systems||2022: April|
|Primary prevention system architecture||2022: June|
|Aboriginal-led prevention and early intervention||2022: August|
|Crisis response model for victim survivors||2022: November|
|Service response for perpetrators and people using family violence||2022: November|
We have also identified the following cross-cutting themes that will run across all our monitoring:
- Embedding user experience and voices of victim survivors into our monitoring
- Children and young people
- Aboriginal self-determination
- Priority communities e.g.: LGBTIQ+, people with disabilities, rural and regional , criminalised women, and refugee and migrant communities
- Data, evaluation, outcomes and research
- Service integration.
My office will continue to identify and share good practice implementation examples and to alert implementation agencies to emerging issues and risks as they arise.
The monitoring will continue in line with the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Act 2016, with the exception that there is no longer a requirement to produce any future annual reports for tabling in Parliament.
As they are finalised, individual topic reports will be published on this website.
Before publication, the draft report will have been reviewed by departments/agencies and key stakeholders, whose comments will be carefully considered. Final individual reports will be provided to the Premier, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence and agencies two weeks before publication.
FVRIM Monitoring Plan 2021-2022
The independent Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor function continues until the end of 2022. Implementation progress within priority topics will be monitored with assistance from government and sector stakeholders. A series of topic-based reports will be released on the FVRIM website throughout 2021 and 2022:
Embedding user experience and voices of victim survivors into our monitoring
Children and young people
Data, evaluation, outcomes, and research
An examination of implementation progress in supporting workforces to accurately identify family violence predominant aggressors and establishing system processes to remedy misidentification at the earliest opportunity.
Legal Assistance, MARAM-IS, Perpetrators, Workforce Development
An examination of recently implemented whole of reform governance changes and the extent to which these are supporting effective integration of
cross-government reform effort and with existing regional/local governance structures.
An examination of implementation progress in supporting health, education and other universal services’ workforces to identify and respond
to family violence, and government planning for the service system responses to increased identification.
MARAM-IS, The Orange Door Network, Workforce Development
An examination of implementation progress in establishing primary prevention system architecture and coordinated effort between the government and nongovernment sectors.
Primary Prevention, Workforce Development
An examination of prevention and early intervention activity in Aboriginal communities and progress in establishing a framework for Aboriginal-led primary prevention work, including appropriate funding, governance, and data availability.
Dhelk Dja, Primary Prevention
An examination of implementation progress in establishing an integrated crisis response model for victim survivors of family violence, including children and the LGBTIQ+ communities.
Housing, The Orange Door Network, Workforce Development
An examination of implementation progress in establishing an effective and joined-up service pathway for perpetrators and people using violence, including the availability of programs to address behaviour.
Housing, Perpetrators, The Orange Door Network, Workforce Development
Reviewed 24 June 2021