The Andrews Labor Government is helping children and young people who display problem sexual behaviours receive more support by investing $7.51 million for Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services to 12 agencies delivering this service including a boost of $2.45 million to expand the program to 15 to 17-year-olds.
Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Attorney General Martin Pakula today joined the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Graham Ashton to release Victoria’s first ever Community Safety Statement – a plan to keep Victorians safe, prevent harm in our communities and hold criminals to account.
A Landmark, Victorian-First Plan To Keep People Safe
New Children’s Gallery To Inspire Next Generation
Victoria is working to keep more children safe with a new Reportable Conduct Scheme which will require certain organisations providing services to children to report centrally on any abuse allegations, ensuring individuals who pose a risk to children can be excluded from working with children, even if they don’t have a criminal record.
Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos, recognised the work of 60 amazing individuals at the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards covering five categories – leadership, service, teamwork, impact and change maker.
The recipients represent a diverse range of communities, places and stories, reflecting the significant role volunteers play in creating more connected, happier and healthier communities.
The Andrews Labor government is continuing it's commitment to tackling family violence. Family violence remains our no. 1 law and order issue. The unacceptable high rates of family violence were well documented by Australia's first Royal Commission into Family Violence.