Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: State of knowledge paper

Wednesday, 30th September 2015

This paper presents a preliminary overview of the literature on the partnerships, collaborations and integrated interventions in relation to domestic and family violence and sexual assault in the international and Australian context. 

The paper finds that the current Australian policy context prioritises integration and multi-sectoral responses to address the limitations of traditional service delivery and the negative consequences of fragmentation and disconnection. Despite the significant challenges to integrated responses, and the limited evidence base on effective responses (which is improving with a growing number of evaluation studies in Australia and internationally), the anecdotal and empirically derived potential benefits appear to outweigh the alternatives. 

Prepared by:

  • A/Prof Jan Breckenridge, School of Social Sciences and Co-convenor, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia
  • Dr Susan Rees, Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia
  • Dr kylie valentine, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia 
  • Dr Samantha Murray, Senior Research Associate, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia

Download Integrated Responses Meta-Evaluation -Landscapes (State of knowledge) Issue 11/2015.pdf (4.79 MB)

This work is part of the ANROWS Landscapes series. ANROWS Landscapes (State of knowledge papers) are medium length papers that scope current knowledge on an issue related to violence against women and their children. Papers will draw on empirical research, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and /or practice knowledge.
 
This paper addresses work covered in the ANROWS research project 4.2 “Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or  integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women”. Please consult the ANROWS website for more information on this project. In addition to this paper, an ANROWS Horizons and Compass will be available at a later stage as part of this project.