Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)

Wednesday, 30th March 2016

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established as an initiative under Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (National Plan). ANROWS is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia. ANROWS was set up with the purpose of establishing a national level approach to systematically address violence against women and their children, following consultations with key stakeholders, including academics within universities and other research bodies, government policy-makers, and on-the-ground service providers. Our mission is to deliver relevant and translatable research evidence which drives policy and practice leading to a reduction in the incidence and impacts of violence against women and their children.

ANROWS is very pleased to have the opportunity to assist the Royal Commission into Family Violence by providing information on elements of our current research program. We appreciate this opportunity to contribute to the Commission’s deliberations and would be very pleased to assist further if required.