The Community Safety Statement is a shared agreement between the Victorian Government and Victoria Police for reducing crime and keeping our state safe.
Published every year by Victoria Police, the Community Safety Statement sets out Victoria Police's plans for the next year and the resourcing which will deliver on those priorities.
The 10-year Agreement is built upon self-determination principles between Aboriginal community leaders and the Victorian Government to address family violence experienced by Aboriginal people.
The Agreement formalises the long-term partnership and articulates the directions required at a statewide, regional and local level to support Aboriginal people experiencing family violence, and ensure families and communities are free from violence.
Victoria’s long-term vision to build a family violence system that is more inclusive, safe, responsive and accountable to all Victorians.
It acknowledges and recognises the diversity inherent within each of us, and the need for family violence and universal services to build capacity and capability to better understand the systemic barriers to inclusion, equity and access through the application of an intersectionality framework.
Launched in December 2017, the strategy builds on previous reforms seeking to improve victim experiences and ultimately reduce and prevent violence against women and children.
It incorporates the findings and recommendations from the Royal Commissions into Family Violence and Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Slot gameThe strategy seeks to integrate responses to family violence, sexual offences and child abuse where these themes are linked or co-occurring.
The strategy has four priority areas:
- victim safety
- perpetrator accountability
- child safety
- workforce capability
The strategy for reform of the children, youth and family services system.
Slot gameThe Roadmap creates co-ordinated services that work together to meet the needs of vulnerable families and children, forming an important step in the Victorian Government’s long-term response to the Royal Commission.
Slot gameIt focuses on:
- strengthening communities to better prevent neglect and abuse
- delivering early support to children and families at risk
- keeping more families together through crisis
- securing a better future for children who cannot live at home
It identifies four critical enablers of self-determination to shape government action:
- prioritise culture
- address trauma and support healing
- address racism and promote cultural safety
- transfer power and resources to communities
Reviewed 09 December 2020