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Please call 000 – Victoria Police if you are in immediate danger.

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Safe Steps Family Violence Response Service on 1800 015 188

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EDVOS family violence

What is Family Violence?

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View Our Services

EDVOS and Ringwood Magistrate Court have prepared a number of videos to show you what EDVOS does and what kind of support are available at Ringwood Magistrate Court.

Click here to view all the videos on EDVOS including a message from our Executive Director, EDVOS Children’s Support Advocate, EDVOS Court Support Advocate and available services at Ringwood Magistrate Court.

What we do

EDVOS is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national.

EDVOS is predominantly funded to work with women and children. It is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are mostly directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.

EDVOS is committed to assisting all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability within our community and can also provide access to other family violence services that are most suitable to the individual’s unique needs and goals.

EDVOS relies on Government Funding and generous donations. Please help EDVOS to achieve it's vision

EDVOS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. EDVOS pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

EDVOS acknowledges people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, their children, pets and other animals, who are responding to family violence in the community.

EDVOS respects all people who are responding to family violence, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability.

EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation.

.  EDVOS acknowledges funding from the Victorian Government