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.
- Workforce training
- Liaison Officer – Elder abuse prevention and response
- Counselling and mediation services (including financial counselling)
- 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|