There are many peak bodies which represent our sector to government, policy makers and funders. Each may offer professionals training and development opportunities as well as updates on sector policy and funding. Let us know which others we should include:
Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for women and children’s family violence services in Victoria. DV Vic’s mission is to lead the Victorian community in building safer lives for women and children experiencing or at risk of violence. DV Vic’s 3 strategies are: Building Better Responses, Building Stronger Systems and Building Safer Communities.
No To Violence
No To Violence (NTV), the Male Family Violence Prevention Association, is the Victorian state-wide peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members.
Our mission is to provide counselling, advisory, referral and educational services to men who have inflicted or are at risk of inflicting violence on family members and to family members exposed to male family violence or the risk of male family violence.
We seek to work towards a world free of men’s violence against family members, and where family members can live without the fear of violence.
Our members come from a wide range of professional and community backgrounds and work in a range of settings including government, community-based settings and private practice.
Council to Homeless Persons
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) was established in 1972 as a public company limited by guarantee. It is the peak Victorian body representing organisations and individuals with an interest in and commitment to ending homelessness. CHP envisions an end to homelessness in Victoria. CHP works to end homelessness through leadership in policy, advocacy, capacity building and consumer participation.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a statewide service in Melbourne, Victoria.
We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors.
We are a non-profit organisation, supported by the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia.
Our Annual Reports also offer a comprehensive overview of our focus and activities for each financial year.