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EDVOS – Family Violence Service

Aug 9, 2021 | Electorate, News

Today Rod met with the CEO of EDVOS, Janene Evans, to discuss the upcoming Liquor Control Reform Amendment Bill 2021. 

EDVOS is a specialist family violence service in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne. They are a not-for-profit organisation that provide a number of services such as: 

  • Family violence safety planning 
  • Specialist family violence support for women, children and their animals 
  • Intervention orders 
  • Court support 
  • Counselling 
  • Housing assistance 
  • Financial assistance 

Janene provided important insight into the relationship between alcohol and family violence, specifically in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.  

62% of the risk assessments conducted by EDVOS identify drug/alcohol misuse as a risk factor relating to the perpetrator.  

EDVOS consider alcohol a contributor to family violence but not a main driver. The main driver of family violence in Victoria is gender inequality. Janene identified sexist advertising towards women as being central in shaping attitudes towards women and this should be considered in advertising of alcohol.  

EDVOS shared their concerns in making it easier to access alcohol, especially in the case of deliveries to the home.  

Rod will continue meeting with key stakeholders regarding this bill. If you would like to learn more about the services EDVOS provide, please see the links below. 

 Website: https://www.edvos.org.au/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edvosFV/  

Email: edvos@edvos.org.au  

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