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Kara House contributing to The Royal Commission into Family Violence

Kara House, as a specialist family violence service, contributed a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria that is currently underway.

Kara House, along with other services in the family violence sector is uniquely placed to provide informed comment to the Royal Commission.

Chaired by the Honourable Marcia Neave AO, formerly Justice of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria and with the support of Deputy Commissioner Patricia Faulkner AO and Deputy Commissioner Tony Nicholson, the Royal Commission is charged with inquiring into and reporting on how Victoria’s response to family violence can be improved.   A report with practical recommendations to stop family violence will be presented to government by Monday, 29 February 2016.        .

The Royal Commission has already undertaken reviews of written submissions, community consultations, stakeholder and expert round-tables and gathered research from site visits and data and documentation provide by key agencies.

The Royal Commission is currently in the next phase of holding public hearings to explore the range of ways in which people experience family violence, and the laws, policies, practices and services that have been implemented to respond to and prevent family violence. These hearings began on Monday, 13 July 2015 and will continue through to Friday, 14 August 2015 and will seek to explore competing views about the best way forward.

For more information on The Royal Commission into Family Violence visit:

http://www.rcfv.com.au/.

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