FAMILIES campaigning for parole reform after a series of tragic murders say the current system is out of touch and Victorians should stand up and fight for change.
Since July 2008, more than a dozen people have been murdered by parolees.
Now families whose loved ones were murdered by violent men on parole want an overhaul of the system, saying it is costing lives.
The Corp family, whose daughter Elsa was killed by a drug-crazed criminal on parole in 2010, has united with other grieving families to push for sweeping reforms.
They have launched a petition and Facebook page, and will hold a public rally on February 1, the third anniversary of Elsa's death.
They want mandatory refusal of bail and automatic loss of parole for any parolee charged with a serious offence. Had such laws existed, they say Elsa would still be alive.