This project will transform the Victorian specialist family violence sector’s ability to create, access and use data to inform system planning, service design and sector advocacy. This is a multi-year project comprised of three phases:
Phase One: 12 months. The establishment of a FV data portal within the Peak, bringing together publicly available data sets with new data sets generated through information sharing agreements within the Peak’s membership (SFVSs across the State).
Phase Two: 6 months. The development of a SFVSs Client Outcomes Framework, to generate new evidence that centers the lived experience of victim survivors and can measure the social impact of SFVS provision.
Phase Three: 18 months. The implementation and evaluation of the data platform and client outcomes framework and building sector capacity to access and utilize data in decision making, service design and advocacy. The absence of a “whole picture” of family violence incidents rates and systems responses has been well established for some time and was highlighted in the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence. A comprehensive understanding of family violence rates and the system’s ability to respond to family violence remains allusive and challenging. The absence of comprehensive and connected data to support decision making and understanding the full level of risk within the community results in limited visibility into the effectiveness of interventions and investment – this is unacceptable.