Safe Steps welcomes the most recent data from Victoria Police, showing a reduction of family incident reports of 2.4 per cent, but warns that this drop does not signal a reduction in experiences of family violence, with the service continuing to see high demand for their 24/7 response service.“This reduction in reporting is not translatingContinue reading REDUCTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE REPORTS NOT TRANSLATING TO DECREASE IN PREVALENCE AND DEMAND
Safe Steps welcomes the Victorian Government’s continued investment in reforming the family violence system. In particular, we welcome the investment of $69 million to provide two additional refuges, the upgrade of another three, and an additional six Crisis Accommodation Properties. “Safe Steps accommodates an average of 97 women and children a night in emergency accommodation,Continue reading WELCOME INVESTMENT IN FAMILY VIOLENCE RESPONSES, HOWEVER MORE REFUGES NEEDED
Victoria’s peak body for specialist family violence services, Safe and Equal, and Victoria’s state-wide family violence service, Safe Steps, welcome the Victorian Government’s announcement today of a new Social and Affordable Housing Contribution Fund. This fund, expected to raise over $800 million and provide 1,700 new social and affordable homes annually over the next tenContinue reading Welcome step in ensuring Victoria’s future social housing supply.