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Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland: Current practice and future opportunities

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posted on 2023-01-17, 01:45 authored by Silke MeyerSilke Meyer, Nicola HelpsNicola Helps, Kate Fitz-GibbonKate Fitz-Gibbon

Following substantial domestic and family violence (DFV) reforms in Australia in recent years, the identification of victim-survivors is increasingly embedded across service system responses. In contrast, while men using DFV often have diverse service system contact for co-occurring issues, their use of DFV is often not identified.

This mixed-methods study examines current screening and risk assessment practices for DFV perpetration in service systems that frequently encounter men who may be using DFV, including mental health, alcohol and other drug services, corrections and child protection services. Results show significant variation in screening and risk assessment practices and attitudes across service areas.


Criminology Research Grant, Australian Institute of Criminology


Publication Date

17 January 2023

Project name

Family violence perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment: identifying current practice and future opportunities