The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) receives funding from the Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women to undertake specific activities.  As well, QCDFVR welcomes enquiries from other organisations interested in commissioning, or partnering to undertake, gendered violence research in Queensland.

In 2019/20 through Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women  funding, QCDFVR will be involved in the following projects.

Review of the Rockhampton Integrated Service Response

Description

In 2018- 2019, QCDFVR undertook a review of the effectiveness of the integrated service response being established and maintained in Rockhampton. The final report outlined several recommendations for implementation. QCDFVR will undertake a short review to identify the progress made in response to the recommendations in the June 2019 Final Report.

Timeline

December 2019 – February 2020

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Services 

Description

QCDFVR will undertake an evaluation of the new services building on the review and theory of change workshop undertaken in 2018/19, to identify the progress and effectiveness of this type of service response.

Timeline

July 2019- May 2020

Response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Experiencing or using Domestic and Family Violence in Townsville

Description

In 2018/19 a new model was proposed to the department that would influence practice of existing services to make them more culturally appropriate when responding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Experiencing or using Domestic and Family Violence. QCDFVR will evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the new model including its influence on service delivery practice.

Timeline

July 2019- June 2021

Responses to Female Perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence

Description

QCDFVR will explore contemporary practice and evidence in responding to women who have been identified as perpetrators of domestic and family violence, including those that following further assessment are identified as the person most in need of protection.

Timeline

July 2019- January 2020

To support sector development (domestic and family violence and violence against women) QCDFVR will also

  • Maintain a community of practice for the specialist DFV workers employed in the Family and Child Connect (FaCC) and Intensive Family Support Services (IFS).
  • Coordinate the Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Form.
  • Organise and promote professional development events to support the sharing of new research, theory and best practice in relation to the prevention of violence against women.
  • Maintain a website to provide support services and the general public with access to a wide range of information and resources.
  • Engage with the sexual assault sector.
  • Develop new resources that support responses to victims of sexual assault and/or domestic and family violence.
  • Respond to media requests for information which help raise the profile of domestic and family violence prevention and support prevention of violence against women initiatives or strategies.

As well, QCDFVR staff contribute to the development and delivery of education and training available through CQUniversity.