This paper presents a preliminary overview of the literature on the partnerships, collaborations and integrated interventions in relation to domestic and family violence and sexual assault in the international and Australian context.
The paper finds that the current Australian policy context prioritises integration and multi-sectoral responses to address the limitations of traditional service delivery and the negative consequences of fragmentation and disconnection. Despite the significant challenges to integrated responses, and the limited evidence base on effective responses (which is improving with a growing number of evaluation studies in Australia and internationally), the anecdotal and empirically derived potential benefits appear to outweigh the alternatives.
- A/Prof Jan Breckenridge, School of Social Sciences and Co-convenor, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia
- Dr Susan Rees, Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia
- Dr kylie valentine, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia
- Dr Samantha Murray, Senior Research Associate, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia