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ACT Family Violence Intervention Program review

Technical and background paper series no. 52

Tracy Cussen Mathew Lyneham
ISSN 1836-2052 ISBN 978 1 922009 15 9
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 2012

Abstract

This Technical and Background Paper reports on an AIC review of the Australian Capital Territory’s Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP). The FVIP provides an interagency response to family violence matters that have come to the attention of police and then proceeded to prosecution. The scope of the review was to analyse the program’s activities and outcomes using 2007–08 data provided by participating agencies, supported by in-depth interviews with key stakeholders including victims whose matters had been finalised in court. After the completion of this report, additional data from 2008–09 and 2009–10 was made available by some FVIP participating agencies. Although not within the scope of this evaluation, these data pointed to some preliminary improvements in the FVIP.