Domestic, family and sexual violence reduction

Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028

The Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028 represents our ten year strategy to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence. It builds on the achievements of the Northern Territory Government’s previous domestic and family violence strategy – Safety is Everyone’s Right. This new framework – Safe, Respected and Free from Violence – reflects our combined efforts, knowledge and ideas to reduce violence and work together to achieve safer homes, communities, workplaces and schools.

Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028 PDF (2.8 MB)

Action Plan 1

Action Plan 1: Changing Attitudes, Intervening Earlier and Responding Better (2018-2021) focuses on the first phase of implementation and describes how government will implement actions under five key outcomes:

  • Domestic, family and sexual violence is prevented and not tolerated
  • Territorians at risk of experiencing violence are identified early and provided with effective interventions
  • People experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence are protected and helped to recover and thrive
  • Perpetrators are held accountable and connected early to responses that change their behaviours and reduce violence
  • Legislation, policy and funding models enable a responsive, high quality and accountable domestic, family and sexual violence service system.

Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018-2028 Action Plan 1 PDF (2.7 MB).

For progress on each action in the Action Plan, visit the Action Plan progress update page.  This is updated every 6 months.

Cross Agency Working Group

The implementation of the Northern Territory’s Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Framework 2018-2028: Safe, Respected and Free from Violence is being overseen by a Cross Agency Working Group (CAWG). The CAWG will drive collaboration, engagement, information sharing and problem resolution as Territory Families and its partner organisations implement Action Plan 1: Changing Attitudes, Intervening Earlier and Responding Better (2018-2021) PDF (2.7 MB).

The CAWG meets quarterly and releases a communique after each meeting.

Membership

Membership of the group includes Northern Territory government representatives, non-government representatives, and representatives from Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation peaks.

Member organisations

  • Territory Families, Housing and Communities
  • Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
  • Central Australian Family Violence and Sexual Assault Network
  • Darwin Domestic and Family Violence Network
  • Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
  • Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health
  • Katherine Local Reference Group
  • NT Correctional Services
  • NT Council of Social Service
  • NT Legal Assistance Forum
  • NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Tennant Creek Local Reference Group
  • Top End Remote Safe House Network

Last updated: 13 September 2021

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