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Investment $1.9 billion

At the heart of the Victorian Budget 2017/18 is an unprecedented $1.9 billion package to address family violence, a national emergency that costs far too many lives.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:

Change perpetrator behaviour

$76.9 million to hold perpetrators of family violence to account and to change perpetrator behaviour

Greater support for Aboriginal Victorians and Aboriginal organisations and communities

$33.5 million to provide greater support for Aboriginal Victorians and Aboriginal organisations and communities, including through prevention and early intervention programs, and support for victim survivors

Expand the Family Services program

$29.2 million to expand the Family Services program, which assists vulnerable children and their families.

Expand child protection services

$131.9 million to expand child protection services and placements for children who are unable to live safely with their families.

Launch Free from Violence

$50.7 million to launch Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. This includes ongoing prevention activities by establishing a dedicated Prevention Agency.

Media releases

Victoria's strategy to stop violence before it starts
New family safety agency to keep us on track
Protecting our kids from family violence
Prevention key to ending family violence
Unprecedented investment to end family violence

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