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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.

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About ANROWS

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.

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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.


AT.19.01

Improving family violence legal and support services for Indigenous women

Completed
December 2020


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.


Researchers

Principal Chief Investigators

Professor Marcia Langton, University of Melbourne

Chief Investigators

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


Downloads

RESEARCH REPORT

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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RESEARCH SUMMARY

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Key findings and future directions

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see also

RESEARCH REPORT

Family violence policies, legislation and services: Improving access and suitability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

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MEDIA RELEASE

Barriers preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from reporting family violence

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Budget

$199,415

Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2017 core grant round.

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Contact ANROWS

PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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