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Family violence articles

Family violence articles


Too many women in prisons, not enough wisdom in the system

Find out how Flat Out's Family Violence Justice Pilot Project is addressing the systemic failure in Victoria's prisons.

DVRCV Sector Focus: Collaboration is at the heart of what we all need

The reforms resulting from the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence are not just about change in one area.

- Emily Maguire, CEO

Identifying the risk of lethal violence

A recent study of intimate partner homicides identifies a pattern of co-existing risk factors

- Mandy McKenzie, Dr Debbie Kirkwood, Dr Danielle Tyson & Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor

Media know-how

A new guide aims to equip practitioners in the violence against women sector to progress media coverage of the issue

- Vanessa Born

Changing the prevention story

A world-first framework for the primary prevention of violence against women aims to bring about the cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women

- Dr Emma Partridge

A debt of gratitude

Outgoing DVRCV board members Kelsey Hegarty and Deb Davison reflect on the past and the future for DVRCV

- Mandy McKenzie

Responding to the Royal Commission

We asked five family violence and legal organisations to respond to the Royal Commission into Family Violence final report and discuss the implications for their work.

A child’s right to live free from violence

The National Children’s Commissioner outlines the key findings, recommendations and policy implications following an investigation into the impact of family violence on children

- Megan Mitchell

Women in the sex industry fall through the gaps

Women who work in the sex industry are a unique and high-risk group, but they do not always feel welcome at family violence services

- Ada Conroy

Mums in court

An innovative program at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court has supported over 100 women with children to obtain their intervention orders

- Penny Underwood

Understanding intervention order breaches

Understanding one of the fastestgrowing criminal offences is important for agencies that are committed to improving victim safety and holding perpetrators to account

- Sina Oum & Amy Schwebel


Family violence articles