Our Vision

A community free from family violence, where everyone feels safe.


Men’s Intake and referrals

EDVOS is committed to ending violence against women. We hold a deep understanding and knowledge that violence is experienced by women and children regardless of class, ethnicity, religion, age, abilities or sexual preference. Part of supporting the safety of women and children includes holding perpetrators accountable for their use of violence, and challenging them to take responsibility.

EDVOS is the lead referral agency for Victoria Police formal referrals the eastern region. To promote integration and system reform, EDVOS supports the Enhanced Men’s Intake Program. This program aims to increase the safety of women and children by offering an opportunity for the perpetrator to take responsibility for their abusive behaviour.  It also provides timely and active responses to men referred for using violent and controlling behaviour against women and children, and can refer offenders to a men’s behaviour change program.