About this project

VAADA’s Family Violence project is funded to respond directly to the reform agenda as initiated by the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence. The purpose of the project is to build capacity in family violence, Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM), and the Information Sharing Schemes across Victoria’s alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.

To achieve its purpose in workforce development, the project delivers several activities:

  • Deliver effective communications from Family Safety Victoria, the Department of Health and the Family Violence sector to the AOD sector
  • Facilitate a community of practice for clinicians interested in developing their skills and expertise in family violence
  • Develop resources to support the workforce in working with both victim survivors and adults using violence
  • Support AOD leadership in aligning their policies and procedures to the reform agenda
  • Work collaboratively with the Specialist Family Violence Advisors in sector capacity building and advocacy
  • Promote appropriate workforce training to the sector
  • Provide consultation in government-led activities, such as; aligning AOD Intake and Comprehensive Assessment tools to MARAM, development of MARAM training
  • Surveying the sector to better understand its needs and gaps as it continues to align to MARAM and identifying and responding to family violence becomes core business

For more information contact

Dejan Jotanovic – Project Officer: Stakeholder management, family violence reform

Ph: 03 9412 5609