Domestic, family and sexual violence reduction

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Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework Discussion Paper

Territory Families has recently released the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework Discussion Paper. The discussion paper is now available on the Have Your Say website.

Warning: The discussion paper contains detailed descriptions and definitions of sexual violence including sexual violence experienced by children.

The discussion paper outlines some of what we know about sexual violence, what we have heard from preliminary consultations and the priority areas we want your views on.

This is your opportunity to Have Your Say; please register and complete the survey.

Responses are anonymous.

Your feedback and suggestions will inform the development of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework.

Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028

The Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028 represents our ten year strategy to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence. It builds on the achievements of the Northern Territory Government’s previous domestic and family violence strategy –Safety is Everyone’s Right. This new framework – Safe, Respected and Free from Violence – reflects our combined efforts, knowledge and ideas to reduce violence and work together to achieve safer homes, communities, workplaces and schools.

Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028 PDF (2.8 MB)

Action Plan 1

Action Plan 1: Changing Attitudes, Intervening Earlier and Responding Better (2018-2021) focuses on the first phase of implementation and describes how government will implement actions under five key outcomes:

  • Domestic, family and sexual violence is prevented and not tolerated;
  • Territorians at risk of experiencing violence are identified early and provided with effective interventions;
  • People experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence are protected and helped to recover and thrive;
  • Perpetrators are held accountable and connected early to responses that change their behaviours and reduce violence;
  • Legislation, policy and funding models enable a responsive, high quality and accountable domestic, family and sexual violence service system.

Cross Agency Working Group

The implementation of the Northern Territory’s Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Framework 2018-2028: Safe, Respected and Free from Violence is being overseen by a Cross Agency Working Group (CAWG). The CAWG will drive collaboration, engagement, information sharing and problem resolution as Territory Families and its partner organisations implement Action Plan 1: Changing Attitudes, Intervening Earlier and Responding Better (2018-2021) PDF (2.7 MB).

Membership PDF (273.6 KB) of the group includes Northern Territory government representatives, non-government representatives, and representatives from Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation peaks.

The CAWG meets bi-monthly and releases a communique after each meeting.

Last updated: 31 October 2019

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