Research to policy and practice
National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective “safe at home” programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence: Key findings and future directions
This research project provides a national mapping and meta-evaluation of the key features of “safe at home” programs. “Safe at home” programs enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence.
The first stage, a state of knowledge paper, provided a comprehensive review of the literature and a national mapping of current “safe at home” programs by jurisdiction, including details of legislation underpinning “safe at home” programs in each jurisdiction. The second stage, the final research report, was a meta-evaluation of select evidence about Australian “safe at home” programs and practices.
The meta-evaluation examined 20 evaluations of “safe at home” programs across Australia to identify the key features of effective programs and to provide recommendations for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers
ANROWS Compass (Research to policy and practice papers) are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JAN BRECKENRIDGE
School of Social Sciences and Co-convenor, Gendered Violence Research Network, University of New South Wales
PROFESSOR DONNA CHUNG
Head of Social Work, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University
DR ANGELA SPINNEY
Research Fellow/Lecturer, Swinburne Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology
DR CAROLE ZUFFEREY
Lecturer in Social Work, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia
ISSN: 2204-9622 (print) 2204-9630 (online)