The Victorian Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Submission: Monitoring the Family Violence Reforms

This submission has been prepared by members of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC).

Our submission focuses on how the family violence service system has changed since the Royal Commission and what we believe is still required to ensure Victoria continues to lead the world in improving responses to, and the prevention of, all forms of family violence. In the final section of our submission we have outlined findings from our recent research examining the impact the COVID-19 pandemic on responses to women and children experiencing violence in Victoria.

The submission also provides summary details of Royal Commission research completed by MGFVPC researchers as well as current research that we are leading examining family violence and the COVID-19 global health pandemic.