Publications: Reports

Bailing and Community Supervision

When a perpetrator of domestic and family violence is granted bail, and this decision is not shared with a victim-survivor, the implications are extensive. Our frontline members disclosed increasing concerns regarding the bailing and supervision of domestic abuse offenders stating insufficient information sharing and poor regulation attribute a reduction in victim-survivors personal safety. The Bail…

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Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders and Order 6

Women’s Safety NSW conducted a state-wide survey of our members of frontline domestic and family violence specialists, primarily Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs). Our survey of frontline domestic and family violence specialists aimed to obtain the opinions, perspectives, expertise and experiences of these members from their engagement with ADVO and related legal processes….

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Social Housing Gaps in Local Areas Across NSW

Women’s Safety NSW conducted state-wide surveys of our members including frontline domestic and family violence specialists and victim-survivors of domestic and family violence.  Our survey of frontline domestic and family violence specialists captured their professional observations in providing support to victim-survivors seeking social housing. This survey was open for responses for 24 days from 18…

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Report on Facebook and Women’s Safety

Women’s Safety NSW conducted a state-wide survey of our members including frontline domestic and family violence specialists as well as victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. Our survey of frontline domestic and family violence specialists and those with lived experience of domestic and sexual violence provided valuable insight into the relationship between Facebook and victim-survivors….

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Continued Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence

In March, April and June 2020, Women’s Safety NSW published three reports detailing the overall impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. Women’s Safety NSW also released a series of reports detailing the specific impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on select groups of women and children experiencing domestic…

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Animal Abuse and Domestic and Family Violence

Women’s Safety NSW have compiled this report in response to the Consultation Paper for the NSW Government’s Review into Animal Abuse and Domestic and Family Violence. Animal abuse within violent households is often an overlooked aspect within a domestic and family violence context. Our report assists in meeting the purpose of the review in understanding…

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Report: Interpreter Services in Domestic and Family Violence Matters

For victim-survivors of domestic and family violence from a non-English speaking background, having access to quality interpreter services can make all the difference when it comes to achieving safety, justice and wellbeing. In fact, having access to quality interpreters is essential at all stages of the domestic and family violence response, including at the initial…

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Report: Experiences of Indigenous women impacted by violence during COVID-19

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are the most at risk group of experiencing domestic and family violence in this country, being, between 2 and 5 times more likely to experience violence when compared to our non-Indigenous counterparts (ANROWS 2014). Furthermore, Indigenous women are 35 times more likely to experience violence that results in hospitalisation…

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Report: Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence as Restrictions Ease

In March and April 2020, Women’s Safety NSW published two reports detailing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV). Over two months have passed since the introduction of strict social distancing and self-isolation measures in NSW, which raised significant concerns about victims of DFV and their…

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