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LIV welcomes budget measures to reduce family violence

LIV welcomes budget measures to reduce family violence

By LIV Media

Access to Justice Women's Rights 


The Law Institute of Victoria today welcomed the measures outlined by the Victorian Government in the State Budget to tackle family violence and improve court infrastructure and services.

LIV President  Belinda Wilson welcomed the additional resources to improve court infrastructure and services and said the $1.9 billion investment to help stop family violence crimes and change behaviours would benefit the community. “The five Specialist Family Violence Courts and the 17 Support and Safety Hubs announced in the budget will make a difference. The additional funding for the family violence restorative justice program and the proposed Central Information Point system so agencies can better share information is also welcomed.

“We are very supportive of the funding directed to improving Victorian courts and the IT upgrade in the Children’s and the Magistrates’ Courts is much needed and long overdue.”

Ms Wilson said the LIV was pleased the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) and CISP Remand Outreach Pilot was being expanded with a $25.1 million investment. “We suggested the expansion of the CISP in our recent Bail Act review submission,” she said.

“We would encourage the State Government to make further investments in prevention and early intervention measures to help tackle law and order issues in Victoria and to provide much needed additional funding to Legal Aid,” Ms Wilson said.

“Like all Victorians we want a safer community. Extra policing resources are just part of the solution. We need to get ahead of the game and there needs to be more focus on education and prevention measures to reduce crime and make a difference in our communities. We’d like to see further funding to the courts, especially in technology and new buildings and infrastructure,” Ms Wilson said.

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