The information below is a summary of research that may support individuals to understand the evidence base around specific topics relating to domestic, family and sexual violence. The information shared within the links below does not necessarily represent the opinions of the Domestic Violence Action Centre and while we keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the research linked.

Coercive control

Coercive Control April 2020 – Bridget Harris
Technology, domestic and family violence: perpetration, experiences and responsesLink to external page


Organisational position statements


Evidence based models




ANROWS research

- link to ANROWS websiteLink to external page


Our Watch

Change the Story

- link to Our Watch websiteLink to external page
- download the publication Change the Story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia (PDF 2.2 mb)

National primary prevention report

- link to National primary prevention reportLink to external page


Criminal Justice





COVID 19 impacts and FDSV

2020 – Kerry Carrington, Christine Morley, Shane Warren, Bridget Harris, Laura Vitis, Matthew Ball, Jo Clarke and Vanessa Ryan
The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic and Family Violence Services, AustraliaLink to external page

In an emergency call the Police on 000

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To discuss your online safety, speak with your DVAC support worker or call DVConnect 1800 811 811 (24-hour telephone advice line) or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) (24-hour telephone counselling line).

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