Taking action on family violence
Family violence is the number one law and order issue facing the nation.
The ground-breaking Royal Commission into Family Violence describes a system in crisis - a system that does not protect victims or punish perpetrators.
It also told us how to fix it.
The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul Victoria’s family violence system by implementing all 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence report.
These recommendations will help:
- Prevent family violence
- Improve early intervention to identify and protect those at risk
- Support victims
- Make sure all communities have access to support
- Protect vulnerable children
- Make perpetrators accountable
- Improve the way that government and society work together
The 2016-17 Victorian Budget starts this process with a $572 million statewide funding boost over three years that focuses on the fundamentals like housing and crisis refuges, more counsellors, more prevention programs and more support for children who are victims of family violence.
for an immediate response
a system in crisis
recommendations from the Royal Commission
victims and holding perpetrators accountable