Improving family violence legal and support services for Indigenous women
This research project identifies priorities for reducing and preventing violence against, and improving services for, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Victorian and New South Wales towns of Mildura and Albury–Wodonga. It examines the capabilities of frontline family violence services, both Aboriginal-controlled and non-Indigenous, with regard to improving the safety of women and children experiencing violence. The cross-border context of these locations enabled investigation of cross-jurisdictional issues.
Using a participatory methodology that included semi-structured interviews, focus groups and participant observation, this project documents service practice, providing insights into how the services at each location were experienced by those using them, and by the people working within them. Rather than a formal evaluation of the services, this project analyses the data to map the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who disclose violence in the legal and social family violence service environments available to them.
Principal Chief Investigators
Professor Marcia Langton, University of Melbourne
Dr Kristen Smith, University of Melbourne
Tahlia Eastman, University of Melbourne
Dr Lily O’Neill, University of Melbourne
Emily Cheesman, University of Melbourne
Dr Meribah Rose, University of Melbourne
Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander womenDownload
Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Key findings and future directionsDownload
Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2017 core grant round.
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