Family Violence Personal Safety Initiative (PSI)
Overview:

The Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) assists women, with or without children, who are experiencing family violence and require support to remain safely in their own homes. It provides professional advice regarding safety and technology modifications, and, case management support to increase safety and wellbeing

About the Personal Safety Initiative

The Personal Safety Initiative is a non-crisis response that provides eligible victim survivors with:

  • Co-ordination of personal safety, security and technology responses, through the collaboration of case managers and local PSI agencies
  • A safety and security audit completed by a suitably qualified security provider
  • A family violence flexible support package (FSP) to fund personal safety, security and technology responses
Eligibility for family violence flexible support packages

To be eligible for a PSI response, victim survivors must:

  • Have recently experienced, or be experiencing, family violence, as defined in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008
  • Have received a comprehensive risk and needs assessment, aligned with the MARAM Framework
  • Be receiving case management support, from a specialist family violence agency or related agency (such as a housing service or Child Protection) that identifies how a PSI response will address safety and security goals and sustainably assist in managing family violence related risk
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for a Family Violence Flexible Support Package (FSP)
  • Have, or be in the process of applying for, a Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) with exclusion conditions (victim survivors cannot receive a PSI response while cohabiting with the perpetrator). However, where a risk assessment has been completed which indicates that an FVIO could place the victim survivor at further risk, or there are additional barriers to a victim survivor accessing an FVIO, the case manager should discuss the case with the PSI Coordinator, who will make an informed decision on a case-by-case basis to determine if a PSI response is appropriate.
  • Provide informed consent for a PSI response
What Quantum Support Services aim to deliver

Quantum should aim to deliver the following outcomes for victim-survivors in a manner that is flexible enough to meet their varying needs and priorities:

  • Freedom from abuse and violence
  • Suitable and stable housing
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Participation in learning and education
  • Participation and contribution to the economy
  • Financial security and independence
  • Social engagement
  • Identification and connection to community
Related Programs
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Family Violence Flexible Support Packages
Family Violence Safety Planning
Family Violence Non Permanent Residency Brokerage
Family Violence Child Protection Specialist
Family Violence Flexible Support Packages