Campaspe Family Violence Action Group

to prevent family violence before it occurs…
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Our Purpose

The Campaspe Family Violence Action Group exists to drive greater integration and coordination of local services – both universal and specialist – for all those experiencing family violence in Campaspe; and to prevent family violence before it occurs through evidence- based action on gender inequality in settings across the community’


Achievements 2017 – 2019

Learn about the Campaspe Family Violence Action Group local initiatives and achievements, addressing the group’s key strategic goals.

Download Achievements 2017- 2019

The Gender Equitable Campaspe Co-design Project 2018-19

Gender Equity Codesign Project Infographic

Four Strategic Priorities

—goals that CFVAG are working on
  1. Organisations that are gender equitable in their practices and promote equal and respectful relationships between women and men – by supporting gender equity in Campaspe workplaces with resources, training, organisation development.
  2. A Campaspe that promotes and values women’s equal participation and leadership in public and private life – through advocacy activities to increase support for the participation/leadership of women in non-traditional (paid) roles or sectors of employment and for equal pay for jobs of comparable worth.
  1. A Campaspe that understands the gendered dynamics of family violence, the first causes of family violence, and that family violence can be prevented from happening in the first place – “Preventing family violence is everyone’s business”; ‘Gender inequality is the problem, gender equality is the solution’
  2. A service system with the understanding and capacity to respond appropriately to all who experience family violence in Campaspe (“no wrong door”) – local service access resources for services and community; build the capacity of universal services to identify and respond to family violence

Did you know?

  • On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia
  • One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence, since the age of 15
  • One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence
  • One in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner
  • Women are at least three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner.
  • Women are five times more likely than men to require medical attention or hospitalisation as a result of intimate partner violence, and five times more likely to report fearing for their lives.
  • Of those women who experience violence, more than half have children in their care.
  • Violence against women is estimated to cost Australia $21.7 billion a year.

Local data — violence in our community

Compared to Victoria, Campaspe has much higher rates of:

  • Crimes against persons, particularly assault, sexual offences and stalking, harrassment and threatening behaviour
  • Reported family violence incidents
  • Young people who report they have been bullied

Violence against women:

The reported number of family violence incidents per 100,000 is 1,526 compared to 573 incidents in the Campaspe region in 2017-2018. Campaspe ranks 22nd in the state of Victoria (Crime statistics Agency data September 2018)

The rate of sexual offence is 632 compared to 208 for Victorians (2015).

For further information about our local population health and wellbeing data, please refer to our 2017 Community Health and Wellbeing profile.  Additionally, the Campaspe Shire Council Demographic profile provides ABS based data.

Member organisations — who is involved?

  • Anglicare Victoria
  • ARC Justice
  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Campaspe Primary Care Partnership
  • Centre for Non-Violence
  • Community Living & Respite Services
  • Crossenvale Community House
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Echuca Regional Health
  • Echuca Moama Apex
  • Victoria Police – Campaspe
  • Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group
  • Kyabram Community & Learning Centre
  • Kyabram District Health Services
  • Loddon Region Family Violence Advisory Committee
  • Murray Human Services
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Rochester & Elmore District Health Service
  • Save the Children
  • Women’s Health Loddon Mallee

For further information

Contact the Chair of the Campaspe Family Violence Action Group:

Yvette Jaczina

General Manager Client Services

Centre for Non Violence

p: 5430 3000


Deputy Chair:


Paul McKenzie

Regulatory & Community Services Division General Manager

Campaspe Shire Council

p: 03 5481 2240