Tuesday 27 August 2019
On the 14th of August 2019, Victoria saw the launch of a new family violence reporting tool for frontline police officers, designed to foster timelier and more accurate incident reporting.
The reporting tool, a mobile application, will provide Victoria police officers with increased guidance through risk assessment and management processes while working in the field.
The app equips police with more targeted questions to ask when conducting risk assessments. It can also swiftly assess the likelihood of reported violence escalating within the next 12 months.
Coinciding with the launch, over 9,500 iPads and iPhones have been issued to officers across the state.
The development and launch of the app delivers on one of 277 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
On average, police respond to a family violence incident every seven minutes in Victoria.
Page last updated Tuesday, August 27 2019
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If you are experiencing family violence, there are services that can provide support and advice. They will listen to you and help you to explore your options and think about what you want to do next.
For support across Australia, contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit 1800respect.org.au.
We provide information, training, capability building and advocacy for organisations and professionals working to end family violence.
You can find general information about family violence on the Are you safe at home? website.
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