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Kimberley Family Violence Service

Responsible government

  • Western Australia

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
    • 8 Develop innovative and alternative models for victim and perpetrator support that contribute to safe healing and sustainable behaviour change.

What are we doing?

The Western Australian Government’s Path to Safety Western Australia’s strategy for reducing family and domestic violence 2020-2030 includes a priority action to strengthen the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and communities to design and deliver culturally appropriate responses for Aboriginal people.

The Kimberley Family Violence Service is a pilot focused on supporting families and communities in the Kimberley region via family violence workers across the region.

What have we achieved so far?

The service has been delivered in multiple locations and provided support to individuals and families at risk across the Kimberley region. Service activity to date has clarified a focus for future service delivery that continues to be focused on being culturally responsive and culturally secure.

The pilot has been extended for two years.

What is next?

The next step is to refine the service model in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and establish pathways to promote collaboration towards outcomes-based, regionally informed investment, through the two Kimberley District Leadership Groups and the Family and Domestic Violence Priority Working Groups.

What difference will we make?

Stronger services for Aboriginal people should be achieved through new approaches to procurement and capacity building with Aboriginal organisations. The Kimberley Family Violence Service pilot should be able to test a way of working for and with Aboriginal communities and organisations to deliver effective responses that support safety and healing.

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