Domestic violence disclosure schemes: A national review

  • Fitz-Gibbon, Kate (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Walklate, Sandra (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

In 2014 family violence was declared a national emergency in Australia. In the years since there has been extensive law reform activity. Domestic violence disclosure schemes have emerged within this context as a policy option that may improve safety outcomes for victims. However, there is currently no evidence as to the impact of these schemes and no consultation with victims as to their value. This project aims to generate the evidence required to inform decisions about the introduction of these schemes, to better understand what victim/survivors want from them, and how such schemes can be effectively operationalised. The findings seek to be relevant to all Australian states and territories as well as international jurisdictions.
Effective start/end date1/06/211/05/23