Partnerships and Networks
In addition to formal membership, the Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Violence Partnership maintains active linkages with other regional networks and key positions. These include:
- Child and Family Services Alliances
- Local Area Service Networks (homelessness)
- South Metro Dhelk Dja Partnership Group (see below)
- Elder Abuse Prevention Network
- Promoting Respect & Equity Together (PRET) – Bayside Peninsula
The Bayside Peninsula Family Violence Network
This network is an informal group of service providers from specialist family violence services and other universal services. The Network meets four times a year to share information, resources and professional development activities. Membership is open to anyone working in the Bayside Peninsula Area. Meetings are currently held online: see Events for meeting dates.
Contact: Rosemary Burrell – Principal Strategic Advisor – [email protected]
Dhelk Dja Action Group
The Dhelk Dja Action Groups (previously known as IFVRAG) have a pivotal role in developing and implementing community led responses to family violence that educate, prevent, respond to and reduce family violence ensuring they are responsive and culturally relevant in their local Aboriginal communities.
Dhelk Dja Action Groups are an inclusive mechanism for the Aboriginal community and provide a vital feedback loop which informs government about the progress of the strategy. They provide a local perspective from which state-wide themes can be identified and solutions developed. The learnings from local initiatives are shared across regions.
Dhelk Dja Action Group Partnership Group
- Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR)
- Southern Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
- WAYSS Ltd
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- Connections UnitingCare
- Department of Education and Training (DET)
- Ngwala Willumbong Ltd
- Salvation Army Crisis Services
- Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
- Victoria Police
- Gathering Places
- The Orange Door
- and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community Members
Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator
The Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator supports the Dhelk Dja Action Group and work closely with Aboriginal communities and wider community service agencies to implement the Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way ~ Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families (2018-2028).
Your local Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator is Eliza Mango, and can be contacted on 8585 6200 or via email on [email protected]
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