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DVRCV Advocate: December 2017

DVRCV Advocate: December 2017

The Advocate magazine December 2017

For the latest discussion on hot topics and innovative developments in the family violence field, read the December 2017 DVRCV Advocate – out now!

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The reforms resulting from the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence are not just about change in one area. - Emily Maguire, CEO

As the CEO of the state government’s first agency dedicated solely to ending family violence, Family Safety Victoria, Sue Clifford will be driving many projects as part of the state’s $1.9 billion action plan.

We’d like to start a conversation about the unique, complex and significant challenges of working in the family violence sector, in the hope that sharing our stories will bring clarity, ideas and value to all of us in our work.

The expansion of eligibility criteria means victims of family violence who have disability-related needs can now access the Disability Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) has mandated statewide delivery across all Victorian schools brings this journey to its next stage – embedding primary prevention in schools.

The Family Violence Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Act 2017 is an outcome of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

As recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence, all Victorian councils are now required to articulate how they will help reduce family violence in their community.

Historically, sexual assault and family violence services had separate funding and approaches, albeit with the same feminist framework and gendered lens.