Given the Victorian and Federal Government’s recent funding announcements, domestic and family violence (DFV) organisations are now in a position to do more than talk. Last year, Prime Minister Turnbull committed $100 million to the cause; this was dwarfed by the Victorian government’s pledge of $572 million in response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. This funding provides the opportunity for significant change and improvement of DFV services.

Akolade’s 2nd Breaking the Cycle of Domestic & Family Violence Conference provides a timely opportunity to explore practical strategies and innovations for front-line services. The event delivers insightful case studies and best industry practices in the movement to end DFV. Whilst the conference focuses on women’s services, it also adopts a holistic approach to explore how DFV affects the Indigenous, LGBTI, elderly and CALD communities. This event highlights front line DFV services, which are the first port-of-call for victims, and building their organisational capacity and effectiveness.

Key Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn how to access and optimise new government funding opportunities
  • Gain innovative strategies to improve quality and scalability of service delivery
  • Learn how to maximise resources to strengthen capacity
  • Explore proposed reforms to the justice system
  • Discuss methods to strengthen culturally effective service delivery to Indigenous communities
  • Further understand how to implement leading-edge perpetrator behavioural change programs
  • Explore the future of crisis support including the 1800 Respect Hotline

What’s New for 2016:

  • 20+ expert speakers
  • Five interactive panel discussions featuring Chief Executive Officers
  • 100+ attendees nationwide
  • Practical takeaways to maximise resources and funding

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • General Managers
  • Directors of Family Services
  • Case workers
  • Program Coordinators

Akolade is pleased to offer a select number of scholarships for not for-profit organisations and victims of domestic and family violence who would ordinarily be unable to attend. For further information, email: info@akolade.com.au



Andre Van Altena

Senior Offender Strategy Policy and Projects Officer

NSW Department of Justice

Associate Member

Men’s Behaviour Change Network


Dr. Philomena Horsley


Praxis Australia

Centenary Medal- 2003

Commonwealth of Australia

Victorian Honour Roll of Women- 2001

Victorian Government


Dr. Kate Fitz-Gibbon


Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault



Day One

Tuesday 27th September 2016

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Day Two

Wednesday 28th September 2016

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