Two years on from the findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos has announced $7.36million for a new case management model for perpetrators of family violence.
Under a trial, case managers will provide a tailored plan to help perpetrators address their complex needs, such as alcohol and drug misuse, homelessness and issues relating to mental and physical health.
Case managers will also monitor victim safety through a family contact system to ensure their concerns are heard.
‘‘Trials like these — which provide support at both ends of the spectrum — are just another example of the innovative ways we’re addressing family violence,’’ Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.
The new approach was developed in consultation with No to Violence and Domestic Violence Victoria.
It responds to key recommendations by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and builds on the Labor Government’s recent $9.1million investment for 4000 community-based men’s behaviour change places and $2.3million for men’s intake and referral services.
This investment is part of the Labor Government’s unprecedented $1.9billion family violence package, which includes $49.5million over four years for the Changing Perpetrator Behaviour initiative.