Policy analysis and development, and systemic advocacy are key functions of our work as the peak body for specialist family violence services in Victoria. We are committed to being an independent voice to effect sustainable and purposeful systemic and social change.
We provide specialist expertise across primary prevention, early intervention, response and recovery approaches and the interconnections between them. We share our knowledge and experience with the specialist family violence sector, primary prevention sector, government, and other partners and stakeholders. We work to ensure that Victoria’s response to family violence and prevention of violence against women is informed by specialist practice expertise, research and evidence, and lived experience. We lead and contribute to the translation of evidence and research, practice expertise, and lived experience into safe and effective policy, system design and law reform.