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Family Violence Death Review

Responsible government

  • Australian Capital Territory

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 19 Build the evidence base to inform responses to domestic, family and sexual violence by strengthening the focus on what works to reduce violence, improving data and supporting the Fourth Action Plan priorities.

What are we doing?

The ACT Government will provide $813,000 between 2019 and 2023 to fund a Family Violence Death Review. The Death Review will analyse information relating to domestic and family violence deaths in the ACT and make recommendations for system-wide improvements to services to prevent similar deaths occurring in the future.

What is next?

A consultation process with key stakeholders is currently being undertaken with a view to introduce legislation to implement a Death Review scheme in 2019–20.

What difference will we make?

The intended outcome is to make system-wide improvements across policy, systems and services, data collection and legislation to prevent deaths related to domestic and family violence. Risk factors identified as part of the Death Review will also inform concurrent work of the ACT Government to deliver a domestic and family violence risk assessment and management framework.

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