PROTECTING LOCAL WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a Risk Assessment and Management Panel (RAMP) in Casey to protect women and children who are most at risk of family violence.

RAMP’s bring together professionals from specialist women’s family violence services, Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, housing, mental health, alcohol and drug services, men’s family violence services, Child FIRST and child protection.

These local experts will share critical information about specific cases of women and their children who are at serious and imminent threat from family violence and develop co-ordinated action plans to protect them.

Each and every RAMP member has had specialist training in recent weeks, with the panel to consider its first cases this month.

The implementation of RAMPs was a recommendation of both the Coronial Inquest into the death of Luke Batty and the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Quote attributable to the Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“We know that far too many women and children are not simply at risk of family violence but are already victims within our community,”

“That’s why we are rolling out this fantastic program that will ensure the experts and appropriate agencies can share vital information and get on with helping those in need,”

“Through this program we can and will not simply save lives, but change the lives of those who have suffered for long enough.”

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