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  • Improving Service and Criminal Justice Responses to Victims of Sexual Assault Report - 2006 Word Version (PDF version 604k)
  • Religion and Family Harmony Report - 2005 (PDF Version, 903Kb)
  • A Fair Chance: Proposals for Sexual Assault Law Reform in NSW
    November 2004 (
    PDF Version, 239Kb)
  • Drug & Alcohol Assisted Sexual Assault Report (PDF Version, 339Kb)
  • Violence Excluded -a study into exclusion orders in South East Sydney PDF Version (741Kb)
  • Surveying the Statistics: Sources and Statistics on Violence Against Women in the Wentworth Region Word Version (1317Kb)

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    2006
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    Improving Service and Criminal Justice Responses to Victims of Sexual Assault Report - 20062006Word Version
    PDF version (604k)
    This Sexual Assault Consultation report contains findings from surveys with 110 sexual assault victims and 191 service providers to examine their experiences of reporting, legal, courtand service responses in sexual assault matters.The consultation was undertaken in 2005 by the VAW Unit to inform theNSW Attorney General'sCriminal Justice Sexual Offences Taskforce (CJSOT) in its consideration of ways to enhance criminal justice responses to victims of sexual assault. The CJSOT report and recommendationsareavailable from www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au
    2005
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    2005: Religion and Harmony Report 2005PDF Version (903Kb) This project enaged religious and community leaders in the prevention of domestic violence.
    Rugmini Venkatraman, the VAWSU Regional Violence Prevention Specialist in Western Sydney, received a grant of $145,000 from the National Crime Prevention Grants for the 'Religion and Family Harmony' project.
    2004
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    Drug & Alcohol Assisted Sexual Assault Report 2004PDF Version (339Kb) “Old crime, new modus operandi: Preventing drug and alcohol assisted sexual assault”.
    Dubbo Domestic Violence Project. Book One-Report. 2004PDF Version (391Kb)

    Copies are available on request vaw-unit@community.nsw.gov.au
    Ph: (02) 9716 2061
    Integrated Response to Domestic Violence by the Criminal Justice System and Support Agencies in Dubbo.
    Evaluation of the NSW Pilot Program for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Final Report.2004PDF Version(1324Kb)In July 2001, a 12 month pilot program was established in the Penrith area of Sydney for male perpetrators of domestic violence. An independent women’s support service was also established to provide assistance to the partners of the men attending the program. The pilot project was oversighted by an Interagency Committee comprising key government departments and non-government agencies.
    Kinks and Bends: What’s the go with relationships - Evaluation Report: 2004Word Version (407Kb)Preventing Sexual Violence, an educational program exploring sexual violence in young people’s social lives.
    Surveying the Statistics:Sources and Statistics on Violence Against Women in the Wentworth Region2004Word Version (1317Kb)The report provides a breakdown of relevant statistical information currently available at a regional level and a guide to the sources of such information. This statistical profile of the Wentworth region presents an important reference in commencing discussion around the inconsistencies of statistics.
    Violence Excluded -a study into exclusion orders in South East Sydney2004PDF Version (741Kb)

    Word Version
    (119Kb)

    Key Findings of the Study: PDF Version (217Kb)
    Violence Excluded is a study into exclusion orders in South East Sydney. An exclusion order is a condition of an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) which prohibits a violent offender from living in the premises occupied by the protected person, where the premise is the place of residence of both parties, or the "family home". An exclusion order allows the victim to remain at home as part of the AVO, and excludes, or removes, the violent person.
    A Fair Chance: Proposals for Sexual Assault Law Reform in NSW November 20042004PDF Version (239Kb)This paper addresses a range of issues relating to the prosecution of sexual assault in NSW, including historical sexual assault incidents that took place when the adult complainant was a child. It explores current legislation, the impact on victims and options for reform.

    Phone Tamahra Mason, NSW Police (02) 8835 9162 for copies of the paper and more information.
    2003
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    Domestic Violence Interagency Guidelines2003PDF Version (716Kb)The Domestic Violence Interagency Guidelines are a tool for reducing domestic violence and enhancing coordination between agencies and services. The Guidelines are written for workers in the field working in or dealing with the legal system and/or working with women dealing with the legal system.
    DVIRT (Domestic Violence Intervention Response Team) Evaluation and Report2003Word Document (805Kb)This report outlines the Domestic Violence Intervention Response Team (DVIRT) model developed and implemented during a 6-month pilot from July to December 2001 in the Brisbane Water Police Area Command NSW.
    Evaluation Report of the NSW Police Northern Region Domestic Violence Referral Project (DVRP)2003PDF Version (130Kb)

    Word Document (240Kb)
    The Domestic Violence Referral Project (DVRP) was a pilot project conducted by the six Local Area Commands of the NSW Police Northern Region
    Heroines of Fortitude - the experience of women in courts as victims of sexual assault 2003Status Report (Word Doc, 284Kb)

    Implementation Plan (Word Doc, 91Kb)
    Status Report on the Implementation of the Revised Recommendations (CVAW 1999) and the Implementation Plan for (DFW 1996)
    North West Plains Aboriginal Women’s Gathering Report.2003Word Document (25Kb)A report on the outcomes of the North West Aboriginal Women’s Gathering held in Moree (2002).
    NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women Achievements 2001 - 20032003PDF Version(609Kb)

    Copies are available on request vaw-unit@community.nsw.gov.au
    Ph: (02) 9716 2061
    The NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women Achievements 2001 - 2003 report is an opportunity to consider the variety and nature of the work undertaken by the Strategy to prevent violence against women.
    The Tamworth Domestic Violence Project. An Evaluation of a Different model of service provision to victims of domestic violence in a police setting.2003PDF Version (400Kb)

    Copies are available on request vaw-unit@community.nsw.gov.au
    Ph: (02) 9716 2061
    Funded by PADV. Author: Jane Wangmann. Contact Officer - Cath Hastings




    2002
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    Community Co-ordinated Response to Domestic Abuse - pilot project2002Word Document (558Kb)The Lismore Co-ordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence (LCCRDV) project aimed to develop a model of information, referral and co-ordinated service delivery for victims of Domestic Abuse.
    Evaluation of the Violence Against Women - It's Against All the Rules campaign2002Word Version (625Kb)The evaluation of the NSW statewide campaign Violence Against Women: It’s Against All the Rules indicate the campaign has achieved some positive results, with 83% of respondents reporting that the message of the campaign was that violence against women is ‘not on’ and 59% of respondents could recall the campaign slogan.
    "More Than Survival" Project Report 2002Copies are available on request vaw-unit@community.nsw.gov.au
    Ph: (02) 9716 2061
    A report on the stories from older women about violence in the home.
    Working Together: Highlights of the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women 2000-20012002Copies are available on request vaw-unit@community.nsw.gov.au
    Ph: (02) 9716 2061
    This is the first report of the achievements of the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women.

    2001
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    Evaluation of the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women 2001Word Document (82Kb)This evaluation was conducted between June 1998 and June 1999 for the NSW Council on Violence Against Women. This summary was prepared in January 2001. Comments from stakeholders during the evaluation suggest that the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women had already achieved many things.
    1999
    TitleYearFormatSummary
    Programs for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence 1999Word Document (169Kb)This position paper from the NSW Council on Violence Against Women and Violence Against Women Specialist Unit contains advice to assist the NSW Government in developing a holistic approach to programs for male perpetrators who commit acts of violence against women in the domestic context.



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