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DVRCV’s focus: Risk and complexity: the role of family violence specialists

As we begin to bring family violence responses into universal services like health and education, we have focused this edition of DVRCV Advocate on the importance of specialisation in prevention and response.

- Emily Maguire, CEO

Organisational spotlight: Collaboration between family violence and sexual assault services

Historically, sexual assault and family violence services had separate funding and approaches, albeit with the same feminist framework and gendered lens.

Identifying the risk of lethal violence

A recent study of intimate partner homicides identifies a pattern of co-existing risk factors

- Mandy McKenzie, Dr Debbie Kirkwood, Dr Danielle Tyson & Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor

A child’s right to live free from violence

The National Children’s Commissioner outlines the key findings, recommendations and policy implications following an investigation into the impact of family violence on children

- Megan Mitchell

Women in the sex industry fall through the gaps

Women who work in the sex industry are a unique and high-risk group, but they do not always feel welcome at family violence services

- Ada Conroy

Mums in court

An innovative program at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court has supported over 100 women with children to obtain their intervention orders

- Penny Underwood

Understanding intervention order breaches

Understanding one of the fastestgrowing criminal offences is important for agencies that are committed to improving victim safety and holding perpetrators to account

- Sina Oum & Amy Schwebel

Technology: more good than harm?

The potential of new and emerging technologies in the area of violence against women was the subject of a recent public panel discussion —Melbourne research alliance to end violence against women and their children (MAEVe)

Media know-how

A new guide aims to equip practitioners in the violence against women sector to progress media coverage of the issue

- Vanessa Born

Changing the prevention story

A world-first framework for the primary prevention of violence against women aims to bring about the cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women

- Dr Emma Partridge

A debt of gratitude

Outgoing DVRCV board members Kelsey Hegarty and Deb Davison reflect on the past and the future for DVRCV

- Mandy McKenzie

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