Research


For a Victoria free from Violence, we need to know what works.

Informing change

Research indicates that family violence and violence against women is preventable if we work together as a community to address the underlying drivers that create the conditions in which these manifestations of violence occur.

While research into the attitudes, practices and power relations that drive family violence already exists and continues, there is still much to be done to achieve our goal of a Victoria free from violence.

With peers and partners we are developing a research agenda to direct future research and evaluation effort. 

A suite of research programs will build evidence, inform policy development and improve the way that government, industry, organisations and communities work to prevent family violence.
 
For more information contact research@respectvictoria.vic.gov.au

Victorian family violence data platform

This collaborative project between Respect Victoria and the Crime Statistics Agency will build a set of data indicators to track Victoria’s progress towards the primary prevention of family violence and violence against women. For more information download the Victorian family violence data platform project overview.

National community attitudes to violence against women survey (NCAS) dissemination strategy project

This project aims to increase the uptake and understanding of NCAS 2018 materials among the prevention sector and related workplaces/organisations. For more information download the NCAS dissemination strategy project overview.

Family violence and older people

This project examines primary prevention of family violence among older people living in Victoria. For more information download the family violence and older people project overview.

 

Review of primary prevention interventions in elder abuse. The review was guided by the following questions: Which drivers (and risk factors) of elder abuse have been the focus of primary (and secondary) prevention programs/interventions; What are the effects of primary (and secondary) prevention interventions and what are the factors that influence the effectiveness of elder abuse interventions? 

LGBTIQ transitions to parenthood

This project examines opportunities for primary prevention of family violence for LGBTIQ parents in the transition to parenthood. For more information download the LGBTIQ transitions to parenthood project overview.

Capturing the infrastructure and systems of family violence and violence against women primary prevention activity in Victoria

This project aims to identify and assess primary prevention infrastructure, systems, processes and gaps with recommendations for best practice coordination and leadership to support Respect Victoria in fulfilling its role and serving the sector. For more information download the capturing the infrastructure and systems of family violence project overview.

Review of primary prevention interventions in family violence and violence against women

 

Respect Victoria Evidence Review. The aim of the Evidence Review is to provide key information for Respect Victoria to set a research agenda, which is critical to initiate within Respect Victoria’s establishment phase. The Review sets out current evaluation research on the primary prevention of family violence and violence against women, and the extent and nature of current research funding for primary prevention interventions.