Training success

News Date: 
29/11/2018

More than 60 people attended the day, including magistrates, court staff, lawyers, police and family violence service providers.

The former Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Family Violence the Hon. Marcia Neave AO gave the opening address and emphasised the importance of the team approach, with all parts of the legal, justice, community and corrections systems working together.

Professor Neave also stressed that making sure people are kept safe must be a high priority.

Program presenters included representatives from Domestic Violence Victoria, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Women’s Health West, No to Violence, and Magistrates Pauline Spencer, David Faram and Fran Medina.

The day focused on creating a shared understanding of family violence and best practice communication.

In his closing speech Magistrate Faram said the new court was one component of a broad range of community services aimed at addressing the causes and consequences of family violence.

All presenters (pictured) were outstanding and feedback about the day has been incredibly positive, even including examples of people immediately putting the training into practice.


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