The May Royal Commission into Family Violence: Recommendations and Responses edition of Parity

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The May 2016 Royal Commision into Family Violence: Recommendations and Responses edition


Fiona Richardson, Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence


Fiona McCormack, CEO DV Vic and Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons

Chapter 1: An Outline and Summary of the Report and its Recommendations

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence

Fiona Richardson, Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence

Chapter 2: The Response of the Victorian Government to the Report and its Recommendations and How These Recommendations will be Implemented

Towards a New Family Violence System

Fiona Richardson, Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence

There’s No Place Like Home

Martin Foley, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Chapter 3: Responding to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

Between Report and Reform: The Process That Brings it All Together

Prue Cameron, Senior Policy Adviser, Domestic Violence Victoria

What Would it Take for Women Fleeing Violence to Have Housing Options They Can Afford?

Kate Colvin, Policy and Communications Manager, Council to Homeless Persons

Watch These Spaces: Vital Pieces on the Pathway to Fixing Family Violence

Jason Davies-Kildea, Manager, Victoria Social Programme and Policy Unit, The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory

Disrupting the Cycle of Homelessness for Young Victims/Survivors of Family Violence

Sherri Bruinhout, Director, Homelessness and Justice, Melbourne City Mission

Choice Control and Safety: The Royal Commission Sends the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) a Message on Violence

Keran Howe, Executive Director and Jen Hargrave, Policy Officer on Violence Against Women with Disabilities, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Shining the Light on Disability, Family Violence and Homelessness

Deborah Fewster, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Melbourne City Mission

This Report May Just Change Everything: Watershed Recommendations

Julie Oberin, CEO Annie North Women’s Refuge, Chair Loddon Campaspe Integrated Family Violence Advisory Committee, Chair WESNET, Chair Australian Women Against Violence Alliance

Risk Assessment Management Panel (RAMP): Integrated Information Sharing in High Risk Family Violence

Bernadette McCartney, Executive Manager, Community Support, Bethany Community Support

‘Victoria Has Significantly Reduced Family Violence’

Tammy Smith, Family Violence Regional Integration Coordinator, Goulburn Ovens Murray

Opportunity for Regional Co-design

Alexandra Millar, Senior Project Officer, Quantum Support Services Inc

Recasting Perpetrator Accountability

Rodney Vlais, No To Violence Manager

An Insight into the Family Homelessness Experience of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women and Children with No Permanent Residency Living in Refuge as a Result of Family Violence

Sofia Riveroll, Case Manager, Crossroads Family Violence Service

Family Violence in Victoria: A Mainstream, Multicultural Response

Adele Murdolo, Executive Director, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

The Critical Role of Health Services

Aram Hosie, Executive Manager Public Affairs cohealth

Preventing Violence Together

Elly Taylor, Health Promotion, Research and Development, Women’s Health West

Family Violence, Homelessness and the Royal Commission into Family Violence: The Place of Community Legal Help

Dr Chris Atmore, Senior Policy Adviser, Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) Inc.

Spotlight on Tenancy Law: Section 233A and Promoting a Victim’s Right to Stay

Patrick Warner, Lawyer, Homeless Law

Caution About Over-reliance on the Private Rental Market for Victims of Family Violence

Rachelle Driver, Liaison Officer, Homeless Law

Economic Security as a Pillar for Prevention and Recovery

Yvonne Lay, Development Lead, Safety and Resilience Specialist and Tanya Corrie, Development Lead, Financial Security Specialist, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

The ‘Touch Base’ Peer Support Group

Wendy M — Family Violence Support Worker, VincentCare’s Family Violence Centre, Shepparton

The Royal Commission into Family Violence: Implications for Western Australia

Angela Hartwig, CEO Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services Western Australia

True Refuge

Paula Westhead, Executive Officer, emerge, Women and Children’s Support Network

Women, Family Violence and Homelessness: Trauma-Informed Care as a Standard, Not a Speciality

Rikki Moore, Social Work student with WISHIN in 2015, Women’s Information, Support and Housing in the North

Olive’s Place Refuge

Ayfer Berdilek, Coordinator at Olive’s Place, VincentCare


John Blewonski, Chief Executive Officer, VincentCare Victoria

Fiona McCormack, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria

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