Research explores WDVCASs implementation of aspects of the domestic violence justice strategy.

Executive Summary

This report presents the findings of research undertaken by WDVCAS NSW Inc in consultation with The University

The aims of the research were to:

  • explore the experience of Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs) in their implementation of aspects of the Domestic Violence Justice Strategy (DVJS);
  • explore the experiences of women receiving proactive support from WDVCASs under the DVJS;
  • identify any difficulties encountered by WDVCASs in implementing aspects of the DVJS;
  • propose recommendations for improving the implementation of aspects of the DVJS.

The research design employed a mixed methodological approach, involving the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources. These sources included the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAP) database, the Central Referral Point (CRP) database, a research data tool, and in-depth interviews with WDVCAS Coordinators, specialist Aboriginal and Multicultural staff and women clients of WDVCASs.

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