Family violence

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
DFV
Domestic and family violence
Domestic violence
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Established to focus on developments in research, policies and actions since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, this collection includes of policy-relevant resources that relate to current and emerging issues in Australia and research, policy and evaluation relevant to the design and implementation of activities...
Policy report

Addressing coercive control without criminalisation

This policy brief sets out the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s position on the criminalisation of coercive control. It draws on international research and experience, consultation with other organisations working in this space.
Report

Family, domestic and sexual violence service responses in the time of COVID-19

This report brings together data from a range of national sources to show how service responses to family, domestic and sexual violence changed at the onset, and during, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strategy

Te Aorerekura: The national strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

The purpose of this document is to set out a framework to eliminate family violence and sexual violence, to drive government action in a unified way and harness public support and community action.
Briefing paper

Family and domestic violence in Australia: prevalence, impacts and responses

This briefing note assesses the prevalence, impact of and responses to family and domestic violence (FDV) in Australia.
Report

Do violent teens become violent adults? Links between juvenile and adult domestic and family violence

Previous research exploring pathways into domestic and family violence (DFV) has primarily examined associations between early victimisation and future offending. Less is known about the relationship between adolescent DFV offending and adult DFV offending. This study examined the offending pathways of 8,465 young offenders aged...
Report

Amplify: turning up the volume on young people and family violence

Melbourne City Mission commissioned this research to develop recommendations for service and policy responses for young people experiencing family violence that recognises the distinct needs of adolescents and young people, and the ways in which they are more likely to engage and respond to services.
Report

Debt, duress and dob-ins: Centrelink compliance processes and domestic violence

This report, looking at Centrelink debts and domestic violence, shows that survivors of domestic violence, usually women, are unfairly held solely responsible for social security debts in situations where the debt was the direct result of their partner’s or ex-partner’s threats, physical violence or coercion.
Strategy

Pathways to safety

In this report, Change the Record and the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum expand on their call for a genuinely, self-determined National Plan to implement community-led responses to violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.
Report

Community-led culture-centered prevention of family violence and sexual violence

This report presents findings from research into the primary prevention needs of diverse communities to address family violence and sexual violence (FVSV).
Report

Change the story: a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia (2nd Edition)

This resource is the second edition of 'Change the story', an evidence-based framework that guides a coordinated national approach to preventing violence against women. The report outlines the essential actions needed to address the gendered drivers of violence and shift the unequal distribution of power...
Evaluation

Rante-rante ampe Marle and Urreye: “Safe, respected and free from violence” projects evaluation

This evaluation uses a mixed method approach, and includes an assessment of the impact of the project on participants’ attitudes towards and beliefs about gender, violence and Aboriginal culture. The study also assesses the extent to which resources and media developed by the two projects...
Report

Playing our part: a framework for workplace action on domestic and family violence

This resource enables organisations to commence or refine their workplace actions on domestic and family violence. It captures current leading practice, recognises the different experiences of domestic and family violence for people of all identities, and illustrates the four key domains in which workplaces can...
Report

Monitoring perpetrator interventions in Australia

This report brings together information from a range of sources to show how perpetrator interventions are being monitored in Australia. The report also highlights where key data gaps remain, and the work being done to build the evidence base.
Briefing paper

Safety and violence: a Youth19 brief

This brief explores student feelings of safety and experiences of physical and sexual violence between 2001 and 2019.
Report

Intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: a survey of women in Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised significant concerns for the safety of women in the context of a coalescence of risk factors and stressors for intimate partner violence (IPV). The aim of this research was to better understand women’s experiences of IPV since the beginning of...
Report

The use of restorative justice in family violence cases with a focus on the possibility of victims being coerced or controlled to participate by the persons who harmed them

This report explores the risk of victims being coerced or controlled by perpetrators through restorative justice processes in cases involving family violence.
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
Fact sheet

Violence against young people with disability in Australia

In Australia, young people with disability report high rates of violence. This fact sheet is the second in a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women
Fact sheet

Intimate partner violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence by a partner than people without disability. This fact sheet is part of a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged...