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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 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.


Improving family violence legal and support services for Indigenous women

Estimated End Date | Project Length
27 January 2020 | 1 year and eight months

This project aims to identify practical supports and legal and policy reforms to address the high levels of Indigenous family violence in Australia.

The study will use a range of mixed methods and strength-based approaches to collect multi-jurisdictional qualitative and quantitative data at two case study sites: Mildura and Albury/Wodonga (VIC, NSW).

The project will be guided by the following research questions:

  • What are the barriers and enablers for Indigenous women who have experienced family violence to engaging with the police and the justice sector?
  • How do policy and legal frameworks support or impede Indigenous female victims of violence to engage with available support services?


Principal Chief Investigators

Professor Marcia Langton, University of Melbourne

Chief Investigators

Dr Kristen Smith, University of Melbourne



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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