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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 host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is 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.

Jackie Fitzgerald Director NSW

Jackie Fitzgerald


Jackie Fitzgerald is a Director at the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research with the NSW Department of Justice. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology and a Master of Criminology from the University of Sydney.

Jackie has worked in the field of criminology for more than twenty years. In recent years her work has focussed on government priorities to reducing domestic violence and reoffending, the increasing NSW prison population, the intractable issue of Aboriginal over-representation, oversight of the development of a criminal justice simulation model to model the impact of policy reforms and improving external access to criminal justice data and impactful data visualisations.

Appointed Director, NSW February 2019.

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