SERVICES have welcomed $354 million in funding for family violence prevention and response measures, but say the sector still needs more to meet demand.
Central Victoria's Centre for Non-Violence said the Victorian state budget meant it would be able to continue its services at the current level.
But it warned funding did not appear to add significant capacity to frontline services, nor did it invest heavily in family violence prevention or therapeutic programs.
CNV chief executive Margaret Augerinos said it was great government was recommitting to increased investment after the Royal Commission into Family Violence, but more needed to be done.
Ms Augerinos said even with increased investment after the royal commission, specialist services had been so underfunded previously, they were still struggling to meet demand.
She said refuges, specialist family violence response services, as well as crisis, therapeutic and ongoing case management services all needed a capacity boost.
"It's great the increased investment is being recommitted to, and it's positive the government is seeing the need still exists - but more needs to be done ...," Ms Augerinos said.
"As providers, none of us want to be in situation where we turn people away."
The 2021-22 budget allocated $97 million for organisations to meet their obligations under the family violence multi-agency risk assessment and management framework, and child and family violence schemes.
It named $49 million to support survivors of family violence and sexual assault, including women on temporary visas. Papers say this included culturally safe responses for Aboriginal victim survivors.
A total $78 million went to expand the network of specialist family violence courts.
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