Domestic and Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework
- Australian Capital Territory
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Improve support and service system responses
- 16 Enable workforces to provide trauma-informed support with a focus on safety and recovery to victims and survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.
- 17 Collaborate across services, sectors and workforces to ensure responses to women affected by domestic, family and sexual violence are coordinated, meet women’s needs, avoid women having to retell their story and promote their recovery.
What are we doing?
Following calls from both community sector agencies and government, the ACT Government in consultation with the sector developed a draft Domestic and Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework (the Framework) to guide more integrated and coordinated responses to domestic and family violence. The Framework is being funded through existing resources.
What have we achieved so far?
The draft Framework was trialled in a health setting which included the provision of training and the testing of a common domestic violence screening tool. The Framework was also reviewed across the drug and alcohol sector for useability and consistency with sector processes.
What is next?
All feedback from the trial, the review and from the community more broadly is being considered and incorporated into the Framework. The release will be supported by training for the sector in how to understand and use the Framework.
What difference will we make?
The intended outcome of a shared Domestic and Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework is to assist all ACT services to consistently and effectively identify domestic and family violence risk with the aim of earlier intervention and improved access to support and information.