In response to recommendations from Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence, 10 Elder Abuse Prevention Networks (EAPNs) have been funded by the Victorian Goverment across the state. The EAPNs use a primary prevention approach to address elder abuse. Five of the networks have been established as 'stand alone' while a further five networks are part of the trial Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse (IMOC). This model comprises four components.

  1. Workforce training
  2. Liaison Officer – Elder abuse prevention and response
  3. Counselling and mediation services (including financial counselling)
  4. Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Details for each of the networks can be found below.

  Elder Abuse Prevention Network   Website   Contact   IMOC
  Barwon Community Legal Service   Barwon Community Legal Service    Alexandria Jones   -
  Central Highlands Elder Abuse Prevention Network       Ballarat Community Health    Louise Feery   -
  Eastern Community Legal Centre   Eastern Community Legal Centre    Jill Exon   -
  Latrobe City Council   Latrobe City Council   Sara Jane Hilditch    Latrobe Community Health Service
  Merri Health - Northern region   Merri Health   Christina Micallef   Melbourne Health
  Merri Health - Western region   Merri Health   Christina Micallef   Western Health
  Resepecting Seniors Network   Respecting Seniors Network   Natasha Spicer   Peninsula Health
  South West Victoria Elder Abuse Prevention Network   MPower   Wendy Jones   -
  Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership   Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership    Michelle Lord   Monash Health

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