Domestic Violence Prevention Centre

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Useful Links

Links to legislation, standards, policy and research

Domestic Violence Legislation

Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012

Queensland Criminal Code Act 1989

Family Law Act 1975

Child Protection Act 1999


Domestic Violence Standards

Domestic and family violence services: Practice principles, standards and guidance
(Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women)

Professional Practice Standards for Working with Men who perpetrate Domestic and Family Violence
(Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women)


Domestic and Family Violence Policy Links

The National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032
The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022
Progress Report to the Council of Australian Governments 2010–2022


Research papers

National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children


Research links

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research

Australian Centre for Study of Sexual Assault

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

Gendered Violence Research Network

The Gendered Violence & Work Program offers tailored training and advisory services for employers who want to address the effects of domestic, family and sexual violence on their employees and organisations.

Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Child Protection Clearinghouse

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Professional Links

Yourtown partnered with Women's Legal Services and Family Law Pathways Network to develop Advocating Accurately, resources for both women and professionals. The project was funded by Queensland Community Foundation.
Advocating Accurately - Navigating Domestic and Family Violence Law (PDF 727kb)

Advocating Accurately - Navigating Family Law (PDF 4mb)

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