ACT Domestic and Family Violence Data Collection Project Report

This report from the Domestic Violence Prevention Council presents the findings from the ACT Domestic and Family Violence Data Collection Project, which was commissioned by the then Attorney General, Simon Corbell. The Council was asked to identify options for improving domestic and family violence data collection in the ACT. The aims of the project were to:

  • Identify existing domestic and family violence data in the ACT;
  • Identify a core set of domestic and family violence indicators for the ACT;
  • Measure performance against the indicators using the existing data; and
  • Identify gaps and develop a plan to improve data collection.

To build a stronger evidence base for domestic and family violence in the ACT, the Council recommended that a mandatory minimum dataset for demographic and domestic and family violence data is developed and implemented.

DVPC Data Collection Project Final Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Forum: Domestic and Family Violence forum

On 29th and 30th March 2017 an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Forum: Domestic and Family Violence was hosted by the Domestic Violence Prevention Council and facilitated by Coolamon Advisers. This forum was the product of a partnership between the Domestic Violence Prevention Council and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body.

The forum explored barriers to, and opportunities for improving, services and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT affected by family violence.  The attached Report details the discussions.

Final Report- ATSI Forum

 

Review of Domestic and Family Violence Deaths in the ACT

This report from by the Domestic Violence Prevention Council presents the findings of a review of deaths that occurred as a result of domestic or family violence between 2000-2012 in the ACT. The review sought to provide a clearer picture of domestic and family violence in the ACT and provide advice to government to inform future decisions about violence prevention and detection mechanisms.

Review of Domestic and Family Violence Deaths in the ACT

DVPC Extraordinary Meeting Report to Attorney-General

On 18 March 2015, the Legislative Assembly passed a motion calling on the ACT Government to work with the DVPC to convene an extraordinary meeting. The DVPC Extraordinary Meeting, which was held on Thursday 2 April 2015, assisted the DVPC to identify the key issues in the ACT relating to addressing domestic and family violence, including sexual assault.

The Meeting gave attendees the opportunity to have an open and honest conversation about how the ACT Government and other stakeholders could strengthen and improve responses to this issue. The meeting was attended by a broad range of stakeholders, including community experts, frontline workers, first responders, and importantly, people with lived experience of domestic violence.

Following the Meeting, the DVPC provided the Attorney-General with a report outlining a number of recommendations for addressing domestic and family violence, including sexual assault, in the ACT.

Of particular note, the DVPC has recommended to the Attorney-General that focus should be put on:

  1. establishing an integrated whole-of-government service delivery system to ensure that all ACT Government Directorates work together to deliver connected and well-targeted services and responses;
  2. challenging and changing cultures and attitudes towards domestic and family violence, including sexual assault, through primary prevention methods such as education in schools and community and workplace discussions; and
  3. ensuring that existing services are maintained and available to meet demand, including services for perpetrator intervention and specialist domestic, family and sexual violence services.

DVPC Extraordinary Meeting Report to Attorney-General

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council contributed a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence Prevention Council (ACT) Submission to the Inquiry into Domestic Violence July 2014