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14 November 2017
Concerns about the misidentification of women as perpetrators of intimate partner violence
A quickly emerging area of practice is in the field of identifying primary aggressors in cases of intimate partner violence. At No To Violence inc. Men's Referral Service, we are piloting an assessment...

13 November 2017
Dardi Munwurro and Collingwood FC launch residential Aboriginal MBCP
​​​​Last Friday Dardi Munwurro launched their residential program for Aboriginal men using violence at the Collingwood Football Club training precinct. It was an incredible moment for our board...

9 November 2017
Interrupting Male Violence with Men who use Domestic and Family Violence
Authors:  Lizette Twisleton, Diane Coleman and Lyla Coorey This paper focuses on brief, safe and effective male family violence intervention (MFVI) practice for generalist Health...

5 November 2017
Hello Cass chatbot developed to help people experiencing domestic violence
The fear, shame and social stigma surrounding family violence and sexual assault contributes to up to 80 per cent of cases going unreported. But what if those affected could talk to a friendly chatbot,...

26 October 2017
Say No To Violence! Awareness Raising Breakfast: Victoria Against Violence
Say No To Violence! 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign challenging violence against women and children. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the...

24 October 2017
Released: Report calls for sentencing reforms to increase accountability of family violence offenders
A report released by the Sentencing Advisory Council calls for a stronger response by Victoria’s courts and corrections systems to family violence offenders. The report recommends a range of reforms...

19 October 2017
Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2017
Read the original media release here. Text version below: 19 October 2017 Collaborative police-led project recognised for reducing family violence in western Melbourne The Enhancing Police...

10 October 2017
Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl
(Image from UN Women website​) Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl and recognise how certain social, political and economic issues still affect girls disproportionately. We also...

9 October 2017
Anger Management is not a Men’s Behaviour Change Program
Through the Men’s Referral Service we speak to a lot of men in a wide variety of family and relationship contexts with a range of challenges and issues that arise. Quite often we speak to men who are...

6 October 2017
Same-Gender Men’s Behaviour Change Program
The Revisioning Program is now open for referrals. The next group starts in February 2018. VAC can provide individual work as a holding space for men to prepare for the group in February. Assessment...