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  • Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)
  • Family Violence Strategy 2018-2021
  • Royal Commission into Family Violence
  • Family Violence Programs and Services Guide - Corrections Victoria

Corrections Victoria is committed to driving key initiatives in response to The Royal Commission into family violence.

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)

Corrections Victoria is a prescribed Information Sharing Entity (ISE) under Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008.

If you are a prescribed ISE and wish to place a request for Corrections information, please send an email to cv.fviss@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) and include the following details or the request form provided below:

  • your name, job title and confirmation you are authorised by your employing ISE to make requests under the FVIS Scheme
  • if you are a Risk Assessment Entity (RAE) or a general ISE under the Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Regulations 2018
  • if you are a RAE, whether you are seeking information for a risk assessment or protection purpose
  • whether the person who is the subject of the request is an alleged perpetrator (RAEs only), perpetrator, victim survivor or third party
  • for protection purposes, the grounds for determining the person is a perpetrator or victim survivor
  • the names of other parties related to the incident/s
  • any factors indicating the urgency (high, medium, low) of the request to enable prioritisation
  • confirmation of obtained consent from the victim survivor or third party to request that Corrections Victoria release information under Part 5A, or a statement indicating why consent has not been sought and obtained.

We will endeavour to respond to your request within five days, however in periods of high demand or complex requests it may take longer.

Corrections Victoria does not automatically notify family violence services of changes to a prisoner’s release date. However, this information can be requested and provided through a Family Violence Information Sharing request.

Please note that Corrections Victoria is not part of the Child Information Sharing Scheme.

Family Violence Strategy 2018-2021

Enhancing Safety: Family Violence Strategy for the Victorian Corrections system 2018-2021 guides the Victorian corrections system approach to family violence over the next four years. It is continuation of the work undertaken as part of the Family Violence Service Reform Strategy and the Corrections Victoria response to the Royal Commission into family violence.

Royal Commission into Family Violence

On 30 March 2016, the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down 227 recommendations (External link). The Minister for Corrections was responsible for the implementation of three recommendations, relating to women in prison and family violence victims who are clients of Corrections Victoria, all of which have been implemented.

Family Violence Programs and Services Guide - Corrections Victoria

The Family Violence Programs and Service Guide provides an overview of Corrections Victoria’s programs and service pathways that are available for service users and prisoners affected by family violence, either as perpetrators or victim survivors. It also explains the family violence policy context and strategy principles and objectives and information regarding the current identification of perpetrators in the system.

The Guide contains a brief explanation of both clinical and non-clinical programs and relevant referral pathways and eligibility for each. It also contains information on the availability of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal specific services related to family violence.

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