This reseasrch investigates a major family violence reform by focusing on the integration of intervention responses. The project aims to provide an account of the development of inter-agency governance of family violence services including police, governmetn and non-government organisatons. It will examinse victims (mainly women), children, perpetrators and practitioners' experiences and decisions, and how practitioners work individually an in cooperation withothers to deliver services to the victims of family violence and intervene with abusers. A key theme is the role of the governance framework in supporting integration. using the developing knowledge from the project to support improvement is integral to the research design.