The Indigenous family violence strategy aims to empower Indigenous people to effectively deal with family violence in Aboriginal communities.
The Indigenous family violence strategy is jointly managed by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and the department, and is a community led initiative to develop a whole of government response to family violence in Aboriginal communities.
The Victorian indigenous family violence taskforce was established in October 2001, to raise community awareness and engage communities in the development of local responses. The taskforce presented its final report in December 2003.
As part of the strategy, 11 Indigenous family violence regional action groups are operating across the state. These groups are supported by an Indigenous family violence regional coordinator employed through the department.
We provide support services for people who have experienced violence and offers violence prevention programs through the following services:
- Indigenous family violence strategy
- Sexual assault support services
- Integrated family violence strategy.