What is the EMR RFVP?

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Established in 2007 under the Victorian family violence reforms, the Regional Family Violence Partnership (RFVP) is an alliance of organisations committed to working together to address family violence in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.

From March 2016 this work was also set within the context of the Report and Recommendations emerging from the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV). Report recommendation 193 recognised that Family Violence Regional Integration committees (FVRICs and RFVPs) should be part of the governance structure 'for implementing the Commission's recommendations and overseeing systemic improvements in family violence policy' (RCFV Summary, 2016, p.97). 

For more information on Family Violence Regional Integration Committee's and what they do, click here to download the Family Violence Regional Integration Factsheet. 

Our Vision

A society where all women and children are safe and live free from violence. 

Our Work

We are building a system to improve safety and justice for women and children experiencing family violence in the Eastern Metropolitan Region and across Victoria. 

We are committed to:

  • Honouring the expeirence of women and children
  • Tring new and different ways of working
  • Working alongside and advocating to government
  • Living the change we want to see

Memorandum of Understanding

The RFVP is guided by a Memorandum of Understanding which describes the relationships of stakeholders to each other in this forum, to the community it serves and to the delivery of services in the family violence sector.

Click here to download the current MoU (2015-2018).

Strategic Plan

The 2017-2020 Strategic Plan sets the RFVP's agenda for the next three years. The plan is based on four focus areas and four priority areas and is designed to be outcomes focused, measurable, fact based and reviewed for its effectiveness.

Click here to download the 2017-2020 RFVP Strategic Plan

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for driving and monitoring the implementation of family violence integration at a regional level. Executive Committee members represent sectors who are integral to the family violence integration process. They sit at a managerial decision-making level within signatory agencies and may nominate as Working Group Chairs and/or sector representatives on the Executive Committee.

RFVP Chair

The RFVP has an Independent Chair who guides decision-making in the Executive Committee according to a consensus decision-making model. The role of the Chair is to facilitate Executive Committee meetings, delegate responsibilities to committee members  and support robust discussion while maintaining focus on the mission and principles of the partnership and family violence reform policy.

Principal Strategic Advisor

The Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA) is a key role within the family violence system reform and is instrumental in the development and coordination of the RFVP. The role is of strategic leadership in steering integration initiatives and activities that support the achievement of the strategic plan.

Memorandum of Understanding: Signatory Agencies

Membership of the RFVP consists of various agencies offering a funded response to family violence. Current signatories under the 2015-2018 Memorandum of Understanding are:

  • Anchor Inc
  • Anglicare
  • Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS)
  • Carrington Health
  • Connections UnitingCare
  • Department of Justice, Communtiy Corrections
  • DHHS - Inner Eastern Melbourne Area
  • Doncare
  • Eastern Access Community Health (EACH)
  • Eastern Centre against Sexual Assault (ECASA)
  • Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS)
  • Family Access Network
  • InTouch: Multicultural Centre against Family Violence
  • Kara House
  • Migrant Information Centre
  • Mitcham Family Violence Service
  • MonashLink (now Link Health and Community)
  • Relationships Australia Victoria
  • UnitingCare Harrison
  • Wesley Mission
  • Women's Health East
  • Women's Liberation Halfway House

The RFVP also works closely with other key state-wide and regional partners including Victoria Police, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, Safe Steps and Domestic Violence Victoria.

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