Opinion Piece In November last year, the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Qld Police Service (QPS) found ‘ample evidence’ that cultural issues of racism, sexism and misogyny adversely impacted on how the QPS respond to DFV. The report made 78 Recommendations to address these systemic problems including: strengthening integrated responses to domestic family …
Workshop Recordings: Enhancing the Policing and Integrated Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence
Workshop Recordings from the Enhancing the Policing and Integrated Responses to #DV & SV are now available: Welcome by Shannon Fentiman MP. Listen to the voices survivors, experts, domestic and sexual violence leaders and #QPS here.
Fiona Worrall, NGO & Philanthropic Innovations in supporting survivors of Gender Violence
Peggy’s Place aspires to offer survivors much more than a trauma responsive place of safety, but also a space to transform and rebuild the lives of those impacted by DFV. Peggy’s Place will wrap a range of supports around survivors and their children through an integrated service response employing counsellors and case workers for both children and women.
Specialist Police Stations enhance the policing response to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, finds an international research team
An international research team, funded by the Australian Research Council, led by A/Professor Kerry Carrington, spoke to the workshop about Enhancing the Policing and Integrated Responses to #DV and #SV. They explained that specialist police stations that emerged in Argentina in 1988 responded only to victims/survivors of sexual and or domestic violence and work in …
Kathleen Turley & Amie Carrington from DVAC talk about Domestic Violence co-responder models with Qld Police
Police are increasingly becoming aware that responding to family violence is not something they can handle alone and recognise the importance of partnering with the DFV sector. In this presentation Kathleen Turly talks about the challenges and the benefits of this co-location with Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Toowoomba, and Amie Carrington discusses a 2022 newer initiative of having a QPS officer embedded within DVAC at Ipswitch.
Mirko Fernandez from United Nations Women talks about Gender Responsive Policing
Mirko Fernandez from United Nations Women, Geneva, zoomed in live to address the workshop on 21 October 2022 at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He spoke about The Handbook of Gender Responsive Police Service published in 2021 in collaboration with UNODC and the IAWP. The Handbook was developed by police for police to provide them with a practical guide to implementing gender responsive policing and putting in place accountability measures to track progress toward goals.
Betty Taylor, champion of victims/survivors of domestic family violence, shares her wisdom on reforming government & non-government responses
Betty Taylor CEO of Red Rose Foundation and long-term champion of victims/survivors of domestic family violence, shares her wisdom on reforming govt & NGO responses, insisting #QPS cannot undertake reform alone or without survivors voices.
Inspector Mel Dwyer, Qld Police Service, overviews how the QPS plans to enhance policing of domestic and sexual violence
Inspector Mel Dwyer, the Head of the Domestic Family Violence Training Portfolio, Qld Police Service, set out the plans, strategies and trials of co-responder models currently underway in Qld.
Julie Sarkozi, Women’s Legal Service Qld, reflects on evidence from the Commission of Inquiry into QPS response to Domestic Violence
In her address to the workshop Julie Sarkozi, the Practice Director from the Women’s Legal Service Qld, reflected on the evidence of Mark Ainsworth, former QPS Detective, to Commission of Inquiry into the Qld Police Service Response to Domestic Violence. That evidence was based on interviews with 51 current and former QPS officers. She then …
Geraldine Bilston explains why domestic violence survivor voices need to be heard in policy design and program delivery
This video captures the powerful voice of Geraldine Bilston, survivor of domestic family violence, talk about the need for active listening of professionals willing to act to be guided by victims’/survivor’s voices. She wants to see professionals and police find a way to work with and be guided by the lived experiences of victims/survivors to …