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Welcome to DVRCV

Welcome to DVRCV

Welcome to DVRCV

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About us

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a state-wide resource centre working to prevent and respond to family violence, with a particular focus on men’s violence against women in intimate relationships. 

We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors. 

We are a non-profit organisation, supported by the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. 

For more information about who we are and what we do, please see About DVRCV.

Our Annual Reports also offer a comprehensive overview of our focus and activities for each financial year. 

What we do

  • Initial telephone support, information and referral to services to assist people who have experienced family violence.  Phone us on (03) 9486 9866, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Supportive online information to help people who have experienced family violence
  • Training Courses for professionals to improve their skills in supporting survivors of violence
  • A biannual magazine, DVRCV Advocate, which includes a list of Victorian support groups
  • Publications and resources including posters, helpful pamphlets, booklets, multimedia, digital and websites
  • Prevention to response workforce development
  • Policy advice and advocacy
  • Partners in Prevention network and building the prevention evidence base.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

Our Values

We are independent, expert and trusted. Our work is courageous and creative. We operate with integrity.

Our Strategic Direction, 2017-2018

1. Improve outcomes for victim survivors of family violence by:

    • Providing leadership to influence the reforms to Victoria’s family violence system
    • Addressing the needs of those who are not connected to specialist family violence services
    • Building the expertise of professionals across the state to prevent and respond to family violence

    2. Reduce the prevalence of family violence by addressing the drivers of violence against women

    3. Build partnerships to drive a shared, consistent and state-wide approach to family violence prevention and response.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.