Partnerships and Working Groups
West Metropolitan Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group
The west metropolitan IFVRAG plays a central role in embedding the statewide Indigenous Family Violence prevention plan into local responses and initiatives that address family violence.
Jagriti: A Social Awakening
Jagriti is a community forum established by leaders in Melbourne’s Indian community who were concerned about the levels of family violence experienced by Indian families living in Australia. The WIFVC partnered with Jagriti to produce Happy Families, Happy Communities, a resource that helps Indian community leaders in the western suburbs to direct families towards specialist help for family violence.
Western Think Child Working Group
The Western Think Child Working Group was established in 2011 to progress the Think Child Agreement at a local level. The Working Group facilitates collaborative working relationships between Child FIRST, family services, Child Protection and family violence services. It also enhances the priority actions outlined in the Think Child Agreement and promotes its principals in the work of all partners.
North & West Men’s Integrated Family Violence Partnership
The North &West MIFVP represents all men’s behaviour change programs operating across the north and west metropolitan regions of Melbourne, with the purpose of improving the service response to men who use violence and ensuring men’s services are part of the integrated service system.
Western Integrated Family Violence Partnership (Women & Children)
The WIFVP endeavours to improve service delivery among the five partner agencies involved: Women’s Health West, McAuley Community Services for Women, CoHealth (formerly Western Region Health Centre), MacKillop Family Services and Elizabeth Hoffman House. The Partnership also aims to enhance integration and innovation at a regional level to ensure safety for women and children.
Preventing Violence Together 2030
Led by Women’s Health West, Preventing Violence Together is the regional partnership and strategy that guides the primary prevention of men’s violence against women in the west. In 2010, Preventing Violence Together was launched as the first regional primary prevention partnership and action plan of its kind in Victoria.
The Preventing Violence Together partnership has recognised that cross-sector partnerships and long-term funding are integral to establishing primary prevention efforts that are effective and comprehensive. The partnership is composed of 19 partner organisations.