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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.


Preventing violence-related mortality and morbidity among people exposed to the criminal justice system

This research project examines violence-related mortality and morbidity among people involved in the criminal justice system. It uses linked correctional (prison and youth justice), mortality (death and coronial), and health service (ambulance, emergency department, and hospital) records to examine violence victimisation in whole population cohorts of people involved in the criminal justice system in Queensland, Australia. Violence in this project is considered through the intersection of sex and Indigenous status. This research project generates new and policy-relevant evidence on the rate, risk, predictive factors, and circumstances of violence-related mortality and morbidity in this population.

Project contact
Melissa Willoughby
University of Melbourne

Funding Body
National Health and Medical Research Council

Project start & End Dates
February 2018 – February 2022

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