Establishing the Connection

Establishing the Connection

Interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: Final report

Mary Stathopoulos and Rebecca Jenkinson

Commissioned report— May 2016

This study was funded by Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) and coordinated by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), in partnership with CASA Forum and UnitingCare ReGen.

This report presents the findings of 'Establishing the Connection', a Victorian study that explored the complex intersections between alcohol and other drug use and the severity of, or vulnerability to, sexual violence and revictimisation, in order to build the capacity of the alcohol and other drug and sexual assault sectors to respond more effectively to the needs of individuals affected by sexual violence.

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