This report focuses on Specialist Family Violence Courts, the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework, The Orange Door, perpetrator accountability and the voices of victim survivors.
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This is a report on monitoring of the Victorian Government’s implementation of family violence reforms as at 1 November 2019.
The Royal Commission into Family Violence (the Royal Commission) handed down its report and recommendations at the end of March 2016.
The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria has had a range of ‘specialist’ family violence powers, functions and services operating for many years at some of its nearly 60 court locations.
Risk assessment, in a family violence context, is a complex, comprehensive, ongoing and dynamic process that should inform everything from screening to response and ongoing management.
The Royal Commission made eight recommendations about increasing the accountability of perpetrators of family violence.
The Royal Commission recommended that 17 Support and Safety Hubs (‘the Hubs’) be established, one in each of DHHS’ geographic areas, to improve the experience of people seeking family violence service
The Royal Commission recommended that the voices of victim survivors are heard and inform both policy development and service planning.
Monitoring during the period to 1 November 2019 identified some matters which apply across multiple areas of the reform.
Glossary of terms used in this report.
Role, values and selection of priority areas by the Monitor.
The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor would like to thank the following organisations, committees and stakeholders for their time.
Updated 6 May 2021