New Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor

Former Victorian Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard PSM has been appointed the new Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor (FVRIM).

Ms Shuard’s appointment will begin her role in October 2019, replacing Tim Cartwright APM.

The position of Monitor was an important part of the Victorian Government’s landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence in 2016 to ensure the implementation of the Commission’s family violence reform package is being done correctly.

Ms Shuard served as Commissioner for Corrections Victoria for five years, overseeing the state’s adult corrections system. Her outstanding contribution to the public service was acknowledged in 2011 with a Public Service Medal.

She has worked on family violence rehabilitation and prevention and the coordination of prisons across the Victorian and Western Australian justice systems.

Tim Cartwright APM finishes in the role, with Simon Kent to serve as the acting FVRIM until October 2019. Mr Cartwright was the inaugural Monitor and served for three years, allowing the family violence reform effort to benefit from his years of dedicated public service in the police force.

The Victorian Government has invested a record $2.7 billion in implementing all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, to support victim survivors and end family violence.

Reforms keeping women and children safe include support and safety hubs, perpetrator programs, new laws, specialist courts and relationships education in schools, and our world-first reform agenda will continue.

The FVRIM was established in 2017 as an independent statutory office responsible for monitoring and reviewing family violence reforms following the Royal Commission.

Source: Vic Government