Nicola Helps


Let’s talk about sex: exploring practitioners’ views on discussing intimate partner sexual violence in domestic and family violence perpetrator intervention programs

Domestic and family violence (DFV) reform agendas in Australia increasingly assert the need to shift the burden of responsibility away from victim-survivors and ensure a sustained focus on DFV perpetrators. This report presents findings from a study examining how DFV perpetrator intervention programs respond to...

Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland: current practice and future opportunities

Following substantial domestic and family violence reforms in Australia in recent years, the identification of victim-survivors is increasingly embedded across service system responses. This paper presents a subset of findings from a larger national study of perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment practices.