Since its establishment in 2002, QCDFVR has contributed to knowledge creation through undertaking a range of applied and empirical research projects. Staff from QCDFVR have been involved in the implementation and evaluation of community-level initiatives as well as other larger studies funded by the Queensland Government and CQUniversity. From 2013 to 2016 QCDFVR’s research formed the Queensland Government’s in-kind contribution to Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS). Through collaboration with other organisations- including Queensland Government departments, the domestic and family violence sector and other learning institutions- QCDFVR seeks to expand the evidence base for preventing and responding to domestic and family violence in all its forms, and sexual assault.
Research is highly valued for its potential to improve policy and practice decisions in the domestic and family violence and sexual assault sectors. However, it is recognised that reaching the goal of evidence‐informed practice and policy in these fields has proven challenging. Here at QCDFVR we try to make knowledge about domestic and family violence and sexual assault accessible. We know that there are many possible knowledge users across our communities, ranging from policy-makers to those who come into contact with victims and perpetrators. Practitioners working in the domestic violence and sexual assault sectors, health care, child and family services sectors, law enforcement and education will benefit from our knowledge sharing activities and resources.