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In March 2020, DVRCV and Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) announced their decision to merge into one entity. This merger will strengthen and secure the future of DVRCV and DV Vic. Together we'll have the greatest impact in responding to and preventing family violence and violence against women. Most importantly, it will enable us to achieve the greatest outcomes for our sector and victim survivors of family violence across the state.
We will be transitioning into one entity during the course of 2020-21. Read the merger announcement.
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The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a state-wide specialist family violence organisation. For over 30 years we have been working towards our vision of creating a world in which women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

We adopt a dual approach towards ending violence; focusing not only how to effectively respond to violence against women, but also what can be done to prevent it before it occurs.

The core of our work is building the capability of those who prevent and respond to violence against women in Victoria. We achieve this through:

  • Designing and delivering quality, practice and evidence-informed training and professional development programs across a range of sectors.
  • Distributing resources, tools and guidance to support professionals and services who prevent and respond to violence against women.
  • Providing invaluable spaces for knowledge-sharing, such as communities of practice, networks, events and forums.

DVRCV also has a proud history of advocating for effective systemic-level reforms and social change – all informed by the experiences of those who have lived with violence.

We speak out and aspire to raise awareness of violence against women and change social attitudes.

DVRCV lends its expertise to lead the implementation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence reforms which focus on workforce and industry development and primary prevention.

Our Vision

A world where women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

Our Mission

To build the capability of professionals, organisations and systems to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Our Values

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

View our annual reports.

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