Call for Submissions: Monitoring Family Violence Reforms

The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor was established following the 2016 Royal Commission to independently monitor and review the Victorian government and its agencies in delivering Victoria’s family violence reforms.

To inform her fourth report to Parliament next year, the Monitor is calling for submissions from organisations and individual practitioners who work with people who have experienced or perpetrated family violence, and organisations that represent and advocate for victim survivors.

The Monitor is seeking submissions that address the following topics:
1. How the family violence service system, and users’ experiences of it, have changed since the Royal Commission
2. Looking forward: what is still required in the family violence reforms
3. Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the submission website for details.

How to make a submission
– Visit engage.vic.gov.au up until 20 July 2020. Review the questions and areas of interest.
– Respond to questions directly into the website or upload a pre-prepared submission.
– Make a submission on behalf of an organisation or as an individual practitioner.

The Monitor welcomes submissions in whatever format and style is possible for you and your organisation at this challenging time.

What happens to your submission?
Submissions will directly inform the Monitor’s final report to Parliament on progress with implementation of the family violence reforms. The Monitor’s report will be released in 2021 as legislated by the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Act 2016.

For further information, please contact:
Megan Wendt, Senior Project Officer
Office of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor