Groups and communities at risk of domestic and family violence

Groups and communities at risk of domestic and family violence

A review and evaluation of domestic and family violence prevention and early intervention services focusing on at-risk groups and communities

Sarah Tayton, Rae Kaspiew, Sharnee Moore and Monica Campo

Commissioned report— October 2014

A report commissioned by the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services.

This report examines the effectiveness of current domestic and family violence prevention and early intervention initiatives in Australia that target groups and communities known to be at higher risk of experiencing domestic and family violence, or who face barriers in accessing existing services. These groups include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; women with disabilities and mental ill-health; women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people; younger women; and women in rural and remote communities. The report features case studies and a service map comparing programs from New South Wales and other states. This review is part of a set of 3 studies commissioned by the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services aimed at addressing domestic and family violence.

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