Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Politics

Victoria’s $30M Commitment to Tackle Family Violence


Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 at 10:57 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
The Victorian Government has committed $30 million in funding in a bid to protect and support women and children at high risk of family violence.

Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
at 10:57 am
Lina Caneva, Editor


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Victoria’s $30M Commitment to Tackle Family Violence
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 at 10:57 am

The Victorian Government has committed $30 million in funding in a bid to protect and support women and children at high risk of family violence.

As part of the plan, announced at the recent 2014 VCOSS Summit, the Government  says it will expand its Strengthening Risk Management program statewide – which brings together the courts and family violence and family services, and holds perpetrators to account.

The Government says the funding is also planned to fast-track support for women and children who have experienced family violence through a streamlined response to police reports and referrals, expansion of case management and practical support for women and children fleeing violence, and evaluation of family violence initiatives, including perpetrator interventions.

"Violence against women and children is a society-wide problem that needs to be addressed in a coordinated and integrated way," VCOSS CEO Emma King said.

"[The] announcement is a good step towards improving improving the safety of women and children. But we will need to do more to improve lives, maintain safety and hold perpetrators to account.

"Ending violence against women and children will take dedicated and sustained resources, and VCOSS and the whole community sector will keep the spotlight on this critical issue in the lead up to the November State Election.

"We are calling on all parties to commit to the full package of services and reforms needed to create real change.

"This includes: establishing a Minister for Violence against Women and Children, a central coordination role for the Premier's Department, a comprehensive primary prevention strategy, multi-agency responses to protect women and children at risk, and a significant expansion of support services across health, housing, legal assistance and support programs.

"VCOSS has identified reducing violence against women and children as one of twelve immediate priorities to address in the next term of government to begin building a Victoria Without Poverty."

Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge said the investment built on a number of programs already initiated by the Coalition Government to prevent violence, intervene early, respond effectively when it occurred and hold perpetrators to account.

“We worked alongside experts to develop a whole of government action plan to address family violence, and we have been very focused on delivering practical initiatives which deliver a comprehensive and coordinated response to ensure the safety of women and children,” Wooldridge said.

For more information on the family violence initiatives or to view the action plan, click HERE.

To view the VCOSS State Election Platform – Victoria Without Poverty, click HERE.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

...


More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Five Ways The Future of Work Could Change For Women

Victoria George

Friday, 27th October 2017 at 4:13 pm

State Asthma Foundations Merge to Form National Health Charity

Wendy Williams

Monday, 16th October 2017 at 12:19 pm

Have You Been Commodified?

David Crosbie

Thursday, 12th October 2017 at 8:36 am

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!