Domestic, family and sexual violence reduction

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Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework discussion paper

The Northern Territory Government is undertaking consultations to develop a Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework and has released a discussion  paper to guide the conversation.

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

The purpose of the discussion  paper is to give Territorians information about sexual violence and an opportunity to provide feedback, ideas and information to help develop the first NT Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework.

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.

In addition to this public consultation process, Territory Families is holding face to face conversations with targeted stakeholders across the Territory throughout July and August.

Consultations close on 6 August 2019. Your feedback and responses to the discussion paper can be anonymous and provided to us:

  • In writing to TF.DomesticViolenceDirectorate@nt.gov.au
  • By post to PO Box 37037, WINNELLIE NT 0820
  • By hand to Floor 6, Darwin Plaza Building, 41 Smith Street, Darwin
  • By telephone to Office of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction on (08) 8935 7825

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 (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) (2.7 mb).

Membership (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: 01 February 2018

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