In March 2016 the Royal Commission into Family Violence made 227 recommendations to prevent family violence, keep victim survivors safe and supported, and hold perpetrators to account. The recommendations outlined the systemic and cultural change needed to achieve the vision of a Victoria free from family violence.
The Victorian Government committed to implementing all 227 recommendations in recognition of the devastating and often intergenerational impacts of family violence on the community. An unprecedented investment of over $2.7 billion has been allocated to support this change.
The government has already implemented 120 of the 227 recommendations since the release of the final report. The acquittal of these recommendations demonstrates the significant steps that the government has taken to create a world-leading service system aimed at changing underlying attitudes and beliefs that condone family violence, while delivering services to support victim survivors. The experiences of victim survivors form the centre of the reform agenda, to ensure cultural and systemic change.
The Royal Commission into Family Violence (Royal Commission) emphasised the need for outcome-orientated action. The government has responded by clearly linking the reform agenda to the desired outcomes. The Family Violence Outcomes Framework was developed in consultation with the family violence service delivery sector, victim survivors and community members. The framework clearly outlines Victoria’s priorities in preventing and responding to family violence, why these priorities matter and what constitutes success in achieving these outcomes.