Northern Domestic & Family Violence Service (NDFVS)
Specialist response to aboriginal women and their children in collaboration with Victorian aboriginal child care agency (VACCA).
Provision of short, medium and long term case management with women and their children who have complex needs and have experienced or are experiencing family violence.
Facilitated referrals to family violence counselling at Community Health Services in: Banyule, North Richmond, Darebin, North Yarra, Dianella, Plenty Valley, Merri, Sunbury and Nillumbik.
Support provided at: Broadmeadows Magistrates Court (Mon & Thurs), Heidelberg (Family Violence) Magistrates Court (Mon & Tues), Neighbourhood Justice Centre - Collingwood (Mon & Tues).
Early Years Family Violence Project (Hume)
Funded by Communities for Children this program embeds a family violence practitioner in early years services to provide training, secondary consultation and joint risk assessments to women in Hume.
Advocacy and referral to housing services.
Telephone and/or face to face: risk assessment, safety planning, information referral and support for women and their children experiencing family violence. Referral to refuge for women and their children at immediate risk. Provision of secondary consultation for professionals.
Mother, Child & Infant Therapeutic Responses
This program provides a focus on the mother child relationship after family violence. Practitioners offer consultations for mothers, mothers and children together, and secondary consultations to professionals.
NFDVS and Victoria police work together to provide a timely response to women and children in the City of Whittlesea and the City of Yarra through the collocation of a FV worker at designated police stations. This pilot co-locates a specialist FV worker at a police station to facilitate engagement with women at high risk or subject to repeat police attendances due to family violence. A key feature of this model is the capacity for joint home visits by the FV worker and the police.
High Risk Program
Throughout Moreland, Hume and the North East. The program aims to assess risk, improve safety and deliver outcomes to women and children who are at high risk due to family violence through a multi-agency response. This program applies an action plan via the Risk Assessment management Panel (RAMP).