It’s five years since the Royal Commission into Family Violence delivered its report and 227 recommendations to the Victorian Government.
As part of the response, the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) initiative was established, to better enable a whole of hospital response to family violence. In 2018 Monash Health’s Family Violence unit was formed to help address the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
To mark the anniversary, Monash University’s, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC) will host an event on Thursday 25 March at 4.30pm.
Dr Christine Nixon APM will provide the opening address, followed by Centre Director, Associate Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, who will facilitate a panel discussion involving key sector and Government leaders:
- Eleri Butler, CEO of Family Safety Victoria.
- Lauren Callaway, Assistant Commissioner, Family Violence Command, Victoria Police
- Tania Farha, CEO of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) and Domestic Violence Victoria.
- Tracey Gaudry, CEO Respect Victoria
- Jacqui Watt, CEO of No To Violence.
Honourable Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence will deliver the closing address. The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Victoria over the last five years. It will also focus on the future and provide a forum to discuss ongoing opportunities for reform and further transformation of Victoria’s family violence system.
Monash Health employees are encouraged to register for this event here.
You can learn more about Monash Health’s Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence on our COVID employee website, the intranet, PROMPT or contact the team directly via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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