Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland: Development of a Queensland domestic and family violence perpetrator strategy
This submission provides evidence on a variety of issues relevant to preventing and responding to the use of domestic and family violence.
This submission was provided to the Queensland Government’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General Women’s Safety and Violence Prevention unit in response to their comprehensive consultation paper. The submission drew on our evidence base to highlight a range of issues and opportunities, including:
- the importance of taking a whole-of-government and intersectoral approach to preventing and intervening early in the use of domestic and family violence
- new research on young people’s use of domestic and family violence and its significant co-occurrence with prior or concurrent experiences of child abuse
- critical safety mechanisms for preventing the misidentification of women as primary perpetrators
- a range of practice guides and frameworks recommended for use across governments and non-government organisations.
The submission will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners and researchers working to prevent and respond to the use of gender-based violence. Despite the submission being tailored to the Queensland context, the majority of the evidence and recommendations are applicable across jurisdictions.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2023). Re: Development of a Queensland domestic and family violence perpetrator strategy [Submission]. ANROWS.