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Women’s experiences of the family violence intervention order process across rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria from three different perspectives

This Ph.D research is focusing upon women’s experiences of the family violence intervention order process in Victoria.

The research is seeking to explore the differences between women’s experiences across rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria in order to explore what the differences between women’s experiences are and what can be done to improve the process for women.

The research is gathering experiences using an online anonymous survey and via interviews. The surveys consist of one survey for women who have gone through the intervention order process that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a 15 minute survey for community services workers regarding their experiences of supporting women.

Additionally, we are seeking women and community services workers to take part in an interview via phone, Skype or face to face so that we can gather valuable in-depth information regarding women’s experiences.

Project contact
Vanessa Burke
James Cook University

Funding Body
James Cook University

Project start & End Dates
May 2018 – August 2018

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