Review of the Victorian Bail System
The bail system in Victoria came under scrutiny following the terrible events in Bourke Street on 20 January, 2017. NTV/MRS encouraged caution before making significant changes to the system and supported the changes to bail risk assessments originally recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Joint response to the Royal Commission recommendations relating to primary prevention
NTV/MRS was one of thirteen signatories on a joint response to the Victorian Government on the Royal Commission into Family Violence’s recommendations relating to primary prevention. This response outlines some of the key considerations required to co-design a sustainable governance and operational structure for primary prevention and makes recommendations relating to the statewide Primary Prevention Strategy and the development of an Independent Statutory Family Violence Agency and Primary Prevention Initiative.
Royal Commission into Family Violence
Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence was launched in February 2015 and spent over twelve months commissioning research, conducting public hearings and holding community conversations. We made two submissions to the Royal Commission.
Family Violence and LGBTIQ Communities
Submitted in partnership with safe steps Family Violence Response Centre