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Regional Integration

Regional Integration

Regional Integration

Regional Integration Committees

Family violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs) are a vital part of Victoria’s family violence system.

Regional Integration Committees bring together representatives from regional family violence services and other key sectors and services, including child and family services, child protection, mental health services, homelessness services, housing services, courts, police and Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups.

Principal Strategic Advisors

Each Regional Integration Committee is convened by a Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA). The PSAs work to drive the local implementation of key family violence reforms in their area, build partnerships and collaborate across sectors, build workers’ capability and provide insight into operations, issues, functions and opportunities in their region.

Find out more in the Family Violence Regional Integration fact sheet

See below for contact details for PSAs and (where available) websites for each region.

Region

PSA

Phone number

Regional website

Northern Metropolitan

Sarah Johnson email

9484 1666

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services

Eastern Metropolitan

Christine Robinson  email

9259 4320

Eastern Family Violence Partnership

Southern Melbourne

Michelle Kiernan email

0413 888 164

N/A

Bayside Peninsula

Rosemary Burrell email

0411 225 082

Southsafe

Western Metropolitan

Renee Cumming email

9689 9588

Western Integrated Family Violence Committee

Central Highlands

Jess Cadwallade email

5322 4100

N/A

Ovens Murray

Tricia Hazeleger email

0427 659 721

N/A

Goulburn Valley

Alison Maclean email

5722 3009

N/A

Loddon Campaspe

Lisa Levis email

5430 3000

N/A

Mallee

Jason Spratt email

5022 5417

N/A

Norm Tink email

5025 5427

Gippsland

Melanie Brown email

5143 1600

Gippsland Women's Health - Family Violence

Barwon

Elaine Williams email

5245 2816

N/A

Wimmera and South West

Mandy Noble (Wimmera) email

5358 7411

N/A

Kelly Dufty (South West) email

5500 5496

Strengthening Family Violence Regional Integration – A Monitoring, Research and Evaluation Framework for FVRICs

The Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisors (PSAs) for Victoria’s Family Violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs) and Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) are pleased to share Strengthening Family Violence Regional Integration – A Monitoring, Research and Evaluation Framework for Family Violence Regional Integration Committees (FVRICs).

DOWNLOAD THE FRAMEWORK

This initiative, delivered by The University of Melbourne in partnership with The Family Violence PSAs for Victoria’s FVRICs, is designed to increase evidence-informed decision making by the 14 FVRIC across Victoria, leading to more coordinated responses to family violence, improved safety for victim survivors and increased perpetrator accountability.

This framework has been developed by a team from the Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne in collaboration with the 14 FVRICs through a project named RICKIE (Regional Integration Committee Key Information and Evidence) during 2019-20, with support from DV Vic, the peak body for Specialist Family Violence Services in Victoria. Family Safety Victoria, established in July 2017 to deliver family violence reform and drive action to end family violence, also provided input to the project.

Research Team, University of Melbourne: David Rose, Gemma McKibbin, David Gallant, Stuart Ross, Arno Parolini, Wei Tan, Kristin Diemer, Cathy Humphreys

This project is part of the Family Violence Sector Capacity Building Program, generously funded by Gandel Philanthropy, the William Buckland Foundation, Give Where You Live Foundation, State Trustees Australia Foundation, the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust and the Johnstone Gumption Fund and the Jump Start Fund, sub-funds of Australian Communities Foundation.

Framework Launch

The Framework was launched at an online event held on the 20th of July 2020. Here is an excerpt from the launch, with a presentation from the research team and members of the project Reference Group.

Download the presentation slides