Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group

The Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups (IFVRAG) have been established across Victoria as part of the Indigenous Family Violence Strategy. The initial role of the IFVRAG included exploring the issues surrounding family violence in local Victorian Aboriginal communities.

Regional Governance Flowchart – IFVRAG

Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group Members

  • Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR)
  • Southern Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
  • WAYSS Ltd
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Connections UnitingCare
  • Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • Ngwala Willumbong Ltd
  • Salvation Army Crisis Services
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
  • Victoria Police
  • Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand
  • and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community Members

Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator

The Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator support the Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group and work closely with Aboriginal communities and wider community service agencies to implement the Indigenous Family Violence Strategy (IFVS).

The Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator’s role is to work in collaboration with other departmental staff, for example child protection, housing officers and area-based teams in ways that provide integrated responses to prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities.

Your local Indigenous Family Violence Regional Coordinator for Southern Metropolitan Region is Roxanne Mayer-Marks, and can be contacted on 8585 6200 or via email on Roxanne.Mayer-Marks@dhhs.vic.gov.au