Joint Submission on Family Violence Information Sharing and Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework – July 2018

This joint submission by family violence specialist organisations across Victoria, including Djirra, responds to the guiding high-level policy framework of the new CRAF (or common risk assessment framework). Djirra advocates for a culturally safe and relevant model that helps practitioners assess and manage family violence risk for Aboriginal people in a safe and effective way – free from racial prejudice and subconscious bias. This will help ensure that Aboriginal victim/survivors of family violence, predominantly women and children, have access to early and effective support and protection while maintaining autonomy and choice over their lives.