Sentencing Breaches of Family Violence Intervention Orders and Safety Notices: Third Monitoring Report

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This report presents police and court data on family violence safety notices (FVSNs) and family violence intervention orders (FVIOs) in Victoria. It explores the legal framework for FVSNs and FVIOs, the frequency with which FVSNs and FVIOs are issued and breached in Victoria, and the sentencing outcomes for breach offences in the Children’s Court, Magistrates’ Court and higher courts. The report incorporates demographic data on affected family members/protected persons and respondents, and examines changes in sentencing practices for breach offences in the decade to 2020.

Authored and published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2022