Overview of DVJS Research Project

In early 2015, WDVCAS NSW Inc. received funding from Legal Aid NSW to research the work of WDVCAS in implementing the DVJS. The scope of work of the 28 WDVCASs has expanded greatly under the DVJS. From 1 July 2015 the WDVCAS began to receive all NSW Police Referrals for women identified as victims of a domestic violence incident, and have a period of 24 hours to attempt to make contact. For some WDVCASs this has represented a significant increase in the volume of clients as they begin to support both Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) and non-ADVO matters.

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