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This paper provides an overview of the prevalence of domestic and family violence, the effects of domestic and family violence on children (including the co-occurrence of domestic and family violence with child abuse), the intergenerational transmission of violence and the implications of these for preventing...
This state of knowledge paper discusses the history and development of "safe at home" approaches, and the corresponding policy and practice context. It outlines current safe at home approaches in Australia and overseas and common program elements across jurisdictions.
Aim: To identify the situational and offender characteristics associated with prison sentences for Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) breaches.
Method: Case narratives from police incident reports of ADVO breach incidents in NSW were analysed. Two samples were examined: (1) breach incidents where...
A new national framework for action to prevent alcohol-related family violence was launched by Australian of the Year Rosie Batty at Parliament House in Canberra on 17 June 2015.
The Framework, developed by FARE, proposes policies and programs that Australian governments can implement which...
In the 60 months to March 2015, domestic violence, indecent assault, sexual assult, theft from dwelling and fraud increased in New South Wales, while other types of major offences decreased or remained stable.
In the 24 months to March 2014, only...
Updates Mouzos and Rushforth’s (2003) findings describing characteristics of domestic/family homicides in Australia from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2012.
In 2003, the Australian Institute of Criminology published a report that drew attention to the characteristics of domestic/family homicide based...
Aims: To describe the characteristics of those found guilty of breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) in NSW in 2013 and the principal penalties they received.
Method: BOCSAR’s Criminal Courts database provided information regarding the demographic characteristics of, and penalties imposed...
This report calls for earlier and more proactive intervention in family violence, arguing that while family violence has finally come to attention as a systemic wrong in need of a National Plan, a significant gap exists in our collective response.
One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. A study of Victorian women demonstrated that domestic violence is the leading preventable contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged...
This report was commissioned by the members of the Domestic and Family Violence Crisis Lines of Australia Network (hereafter known as DFVCLAN).
The purpose of this report is to collate and analyse the statistics of those women contacting the Domestic and Family Violence crisis...