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Autumn 2012 Quarterly - prosecuting violence

Autumn 2012 Quarterly - prosecuting violence

Autumn 2012 Quarterly - prosecuting violence

Here’s a snapshot of our feature articles from the Autumn  2012 edition of DVRCV Quarterly:

Prosecuting Violence, Protecting Victims: A new policy on family violence for the OPP

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is responsible for preparing cases against people charged with serious crimes and presenting the cases in court. In November 2011 the Director of Public Prosecutors (DPP) introduced a new policy, outlining measures to identify and respond to victims of family violence. Jenna Tuke from the Witness Assistance Service at the OPP explains what the changes mean for victims of violence.

The new policy creates an expectation that OPP solicitors and prosecutors should consider safety issues in family violence cases

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Baby Makes 3: Educating new parents about equal relationships

Research shows that power imbalances between men and women are one of the key contributors to violence against women. These power differences often become apparent when couples have children. Baby Makes 3 is a program for new parents that promotes equality in relationships. The program's coordinator, Monique Bouma, from the Whitehorse Community Health Service, explains why the program is effective.

95 per cent of mothers and 89 per cent of fathers rated the program as 'very good' or 'excellent'

Download PDF of  'Baby Makes 3' article You can have a look at selected features from past editions here.

Also in this edition:

  • Collaboration, Confrontation and Compromise: A history of the Victorian domestic violence services movement
  • 1800RESPECT: The national counselling service for victims of violence
  • Rabbis Responding to Violence: A new resource
  • Family law prioritises safety: changes to the Family Law Act


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