Family Violence: Victoria Police Must Act On All Order Breaches

“A client went to report an assault to police who responded by saying, `He only hit you in the head this time, that’s not too bad, is it?’.

Victorian police must take a zero-tolerance approach to breaches of intervention orders, the state’s Royal Commission into Family Violence will hear.

The royal commission is examining the monitoring and enforcement of family violence intervention orders on Wednesday, but the Federation of Community Legal Centres says police need to improve their approach.

In its submission to the commission, the FCLC says there have been substantial improvements in policing family violence, but it’s still not consistent across the state and doesn’t always adhere to the Police Code of Practice.

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