The Victorian Government is developing the second Family Violence Reform Rolling Action Plan 2020 –2023 (RAP2) as part of its commitment in the 10-year plan: ‘Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s plan for change’. RAP2 will be launched in late 2020 as the plan for the next phase of the long-term reform of Victoria’s family violence system.

The sector has been responding and adjusting to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and delivering services and support under challenging conditions.

Work on the family violence reform continues and government would value your feedback.

Our work so far

Over the period of the first RAP (2017 –2020) we have delivered key parts of the reform and we are beginning to make a difference to the lives of victim survivors. For example, the first specialist family violence courts are up and running, investment in housing and support pathways is enabling us to help more families, quicker, with better and more stable housing options. More than 1,480 Victorian schools have signed on to the whole school approach to Respectful Relationships to create a culture of gender equality and respect and change the story of family violence for future generations.

We are nearly four years into a 10 year plan to rebuild the family violence system, with more than two thirds of the Family Violence Royal Commission recommendations being implemented. Through RAP2 we will continue to deliver the key parts of the reform such as the continued roll out of The Orange Door, building a specialist family violence workforce and providing training in risk assessment (MARAM) and information sharing.

RAP2 will shift the focus beyond the Royal Commission recommendations toward a new phase of embedding family violence prevention, early intervention and response as a sustainable, ongoing, whole of government commitment, including an increased focus on prevention and perpetrators.

RAP2 is being developed through a collaborative process across government, the family violence sector, courts and legal services.

Priority themes, projects, proposed activities and milestones have been identified that will help drive the reform forward over the next three years. Underpinning this are the three principles which continue to guide delivery of the reform: Aboriginal self-determination, intersectionality and lived experience. This will also ensure that the experience and insight of victim survivors is at the heart of planned reform activities.

We will continue to incorporate what we have learnt so far, and from coronavirus (COVID-19), into the reform, to ensure it is responsive and adaptive. As the reform evolves from implementing the Royal Commission recommendations, we will tell the community how we are going by measuring our progress through reporting against the Family Violence Outcomes Framework (FVOF).

A guide to this consultation

  • Our progress in developing RAP2 is presented here through the ten priority themes and projects that are the focus of the next phase of reform delivery
  • clicking on a heading will take you to information about that priority, including the proposed activities and milestones for 2020-2023, and
  • a set of 6 questions where you can provide feedback on reform progress and plans

Find out more and share your feedback

Below are the priority themes and projects for 2020-2023. Please begin by selecting an area to provide feedback. You will be able to return to this list to read about government's plans and comment on as many of the priority areas as you wish.

Collection notice: If provided, the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) collects your email address through this form to add to an email distribution list for the purpose of updating you on the progress of RAP2. We will not disclose your personal information to any organisation without your consent, except where required to do so by law. If you do not wish to provide your personal information we will not be able to update you on the progress of RAP2. You may contact us to access your personal information or remove your email from the distribution list at FV.RAP@dpc.vic.gov.au.