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Family Violence Support

Grampians Integrated Family Violence Committee

The purpose of the Grampians Integrated Family Violence Committee is leading and improving an integrated systems approach to family violence prevention, early intervention and response by understanding, advocating for and addressing regional needs. WRISC has been a member of this committee since it was formed in 2006.

The Committee provides an important opportunity for services in our region to collaborate on projects together. Being part of this committee really brings home that by working together we can make a difference.

Click here to visit the Grampians Integrated Family Violence website


Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) & WRISC Partnership Agreement

WRISC's partnership with BADAC is integral to the delivery of our Indigenous Family Violence program ensuring our services are accessible and culturally safe for Aboriginal women and children. The partnership allows for WRISC to have a worker provide services to clients from BADAC premises as needed. Since the establishment of this partnership both organisations have had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of healing programs for women and children.

Angela, WRISC Aboriginal Program Team Leader said this about her work: "To walk beside my people in difficult times is both an honour and privilege". Angela's tribal land is Yamatji - Mount Magnet, Western Australia.

*Matong means 'strong' in Wathaurong language.

Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee

WRISC has been a member of the Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee since its establishment in 2004. White Ribbon Day is an international campaign held on the 25th of November each year. The Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee was established in 2004 to run a local campaign annually. Each year men are encouraged to join the campaign to stop men's violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Day Ambassadors. Anita Koelle WRISC Business Manager has been a member of the committee since 2012 and describes:

The Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee is a proactive community group providing opportunity to engage with students and men who recognise the critical importance of men taking responsibility for speaking out on the unacceptability of violence against women and complements the work we do.

Click here to visit the Ballarat White Ribbon Day website

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 WRISC is also represented on several service and community networks and committees:

  • Grampians Indigenous Regional Action Group
  • Ballarat Family Violence Prevention Network
  • Moorabool Family Violence Prevention Network
  • Hepburn Family Violence Prevention Network
  • Homelessness Services Network
  • Children's Workers Network
  • Family Violence Court Users Network
  • Central Highlands Women's Family Violence No Interest Loans Scheme
  • Ballarat International Women's day sub-committee
  • Grampians Family Violence Disability Working Party
  • Child Youth Mental Health Collaborative Care Model Reference Group
  • Central Highlands Local Area Service Network (LASN)
  • Central Highlands Crime Prevention Reference Group
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