MAEVe Seminar: Developing a Framework for Engaging Victims/Survivors of Family Violence to Influence Policy and Service Planning

Developing a Framework for Engaging Victim/Survivors of Family Violence to Influence Policy ,and Service Planning.

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence identified that the improvement of family violence outcomes in Victoria requires a robust approach to engaging with victim survivors and enabling their voices to be included at all levels of decision making.

As a result, Domestic Violence Victoria auspiced researchers from the University of Melbourne to develop the Experts by Experience Framework to support the family violence sector further embed victim-survivor expertise and decision making in the development and delivery of their services.

This seminar will report on the development of the Framework and the outcomes of consultations with victim/survivors and the family violence sector.

Presented by members of the WEAVERs group and Dr Katie Lamb

The WEAVERs (Women and children Experiencing Abuse and Violence: Researchers and Advisors) work with MAEVe and University of Melbourne Researchers as co-contributors and co-producers of research. They were employed on this project, together with Katie Lamb, to undertake the consultations and support the development of the Framework.

Dr Katie Lamb has a background in criminology, public policy and a PhD in social work focused on family violence. She has a particular interest in issues which sit in the interface between the criminal justice and child and family welfare system. Katie has been employed as senior policy advisor across the Victorian Government Departments of Health and Human Services, Education and Training and Justice and currently uses her skills in research, strategic planning and policy development as an independent consultant and University of Melbourne Research fellow.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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