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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


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ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


Evaluating a supervision resource guide for perpetrator intervention group facilitators


Perpetrator intervention group program facilitators have been identified as vital stakeholders in the safety outcomes for adult and child victims and survivors. To ensure best practice of service delivery that supports justice in this space, No to Violence and ANROWS have recognised the importance of supervision, especially in reflecting on invitations to collude with participants. In 2021, the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) and YFS Logan are embarking on a 12-month project, funded by WorkUP Queensland, involving the design and delivery of a supervision resource guide that is tailored for perpetrator group facilitation. The evaluation project funded by QUT Centre for Justice will evaluate the design and implementation of this guide through surveys and interviews with facilitators, program coordinators and supervisors.


A clear long-term benefit for the sector is enhanced practice, creating safer outcomes for adult and child victims and survivors. Regular organisational supervision has been recognised as vital for effective practice in the social work space and is particularly important in high-risk work, including in frontline domestic and family violence work.


Two qualitative surveys of group facilitators and interviews with program coordinators and supervisors will provide data to compare with the design of the supervision resource guide.


This evaluation will enable the supervision resource guide to be evidence-based, and aid in its distribution to the wider sector for implementation and guidance for supervisors of DV perpetrator intervention efforts, both locally in Queensland and, hopefully, across Australia. Through its implementation, workers will be upskilled and more training will be provided for supervisors in this space.

Funding Body

QUT Centre for Justice

Funding Budget


Project start date

December 2020

Expected completion date

December 2021
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