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How we can help

EDVOS CASE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

EDVOS Case Management Workers support women and children experiencing family violence in Melbourne’s eastern region. EDVOS is a client-centred organisation and our Case Management support is tailored to suit your specific needs and goals.  Learn more >…

SAFETY PLANNING

Safety and protection are paramount to EDVOS’ work with women and children responding to family violence. A key part of case management is the preparation of a safety plan, this is developed with you, alongside any safety plans you already have in place. Learn more >…

PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN

EDVOS is committed to supporting the relationship between a mother and her child before, during and after family violence. Learn more > …

INDIGENOUS CLIENTS

EDVOS is committed to providing culturally safe, supportive advocacy, with a holistic approach to services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence. Learn more >…

EDVOS can also provide referrals and support linking in with the following services:

  • Crisis accommodation

  • Specialist sexual assault services

  • Specialist family violence counselling

  • Specialist children’s services

  • Specialist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander services

  • CALD specific services

  • Women’s support groups

  • Housing services

RAMP

What is a RAMP?

A RAMP (Risk Assessment Management Panel) is a multi-agency, co-ordinated response for women and children at high and imminent risk of serious harm from family violence. RAMP meetings are held monthly at a local level.  Key agencies and organisations comprehensively assess the risk to a woman and her children and develop co-ordinated action plans across agencies in response to this risk.

RAMPs are not a substitute for the existing system, but work to enhance the response to this high-risk group.

A RAMP works on the principles of:

  • Prevention and accountability: preventing men from perpetrating harm and holding them accountable for their violent action and threats
  • Serving the best interests of women and children
  • Respect: acknowledging and respecting the background, culture and individual circumstances of each woman and child
  • Providing a child-focused response

A RAMP structure includes a co-ordinator, chairs, core members and associates.

In the eastern metropolitan region (EMR) there are two RAMP co-ordinators: inner east and outer east. They are located at EDVOS and are responsible for receiving referrals and identifying appropriate organisations to participate in the RAMP meeting.

RAMP core members are essential to the effective operation of the RAMP and can include:

  • Specialist women’s family violence services
  • Victoria Police
  • Community Corrections
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol and drug services
  • Men’s family violence services
  • Child FIRST
  • Child Protection

Associate members/agencies attend RAMP meetings on an ‘as needs’ basis when they have particular knowledge of a case, to inform risk assessment and action planning to keep a woman and her children safe.

RAMP referrals

Any service that works with victims of family violence or who may encounter and/or identify women and children experiencing family violence can make a referral. Referrals are made to RAMP through EDVOS intake. The RAMP co-ordinator and co-chairs will then determine whether the case goes to a RAMP or receives another response.

 
EDVOS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. EDVOS pays 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