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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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RP.14.15

Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women

Completed
July 2016

It is increasingly acknowledged that coordinated, multi-agency and integrated responses in interventions targeting both victims and/or perpetrators are best practice in responding to violence against women (VAW).


All Australian jurisdictions are developing, or have developed, some types of integrated response to VAW and a number of jurisdictions have conducted reviews or evaluations of these approaches. Further research is needed, however, to inform national directions and recommendations for the evidence-based development of these responses. In particular, there is a need to explore how government agencies, especially within the same regional context, can collaborate more effectively with each other and with the broader NGO sector.

This meta-evaluation project examined the key features of effective coordinated, multi-agency and integrated responses to violence against women. Specific attention was paid to the nature of the program or approach, the policy context in which the program is operating, and the similarities and differences between responses to domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

Key features and characteristics of these approaches that increase safety, improve positive outcomes for women and their children, and hold perpetrators accountable for their behavior were identified. The project also examined the ways in which government policies and service systems provide an appropriate context for funded government and non-government services to collaborate effectively.

This project provided evidence about how services can work better together to respond to the needs of women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence.


Researchers

Principal chief investigator:

Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge, Co-convenor, Gendered Violence Research Network and School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales.

Chief investigators:

Dr Kylie Valentine, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Social Policy Research Centre, The University of New South Wales.

Dr Susan Rees, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychiatry, The University of New South Wales.

Research partners / team members:

Ms Paula Bennett, Research & Development Manager, Gendered Violence Research Network, School of Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales.


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Publications

Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: Key findings and future directions

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Publications

Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: Final report

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Publications

Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: State of knowledge paper

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Budget

$125,000

Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2014 core grant round.

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