FVPLS Victoria submission to Royal Commission into Family Violence – July 2015

Reducing and eliminating family violence can only be achieved with genuine commitment to an informed, integrated and united government approach that recognises the over-representation of Aboriginal women and children among victims/survivors of family violence, and prioritises culturally safe and targeted approaches which address Aboriginal women and children’s unique needs, perspectives and barriers to getting assistance. This submission also discusses the need for long-term investment in early intervention, prevention and community education approaches, specialist and culturally safe frontline legal services and increased housing, advocacy and supports for Aboriginal victims/survivors, especially women and children.