Deb Tsorbaris, CEO, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Towards common ground: Building the Evidence Base on adolescents who use violence in the home

Setting the context for the work done by CFECFW, Deb Tsorbaris discusses the results of the earlier consultation phase of this project – including a state-wide sector survey and practitioner forums.

Annette Lancy, Acting CEO of Family Safety Victoria

Symposium Opening Address – Starting with the Young Person: Reframing the way we understand and respond earlier to adolescents using violence in the home

At the time of this presentation, Annette Lancy was the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Family Safety Victoria (FSV). A lawyer and economist by training, Annette particularly passionate about the opportunity for government to work with partners to drive complex system reforms to improve outcomes for citizens

Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter (Family Violence Command, Victoria Police)

The Family Violence Command is the first of its kind in any policing jurisdiction in Australia. In this interview with Centre staff, Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter addresses practical issues faced when responding to young people using violence in the home, and addresses how service sectors might work together to intervene earlier.

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