Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund: Round 2
The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children identifies the need for an increased focus on prevention and early intervention strategies to achieve a substantial and continued reduction in the rate of domestic and family violence, as well as the need for victims of domestic and family violence to receive flexible, timely and person-centred support.
To achieve this, in 2016 the NSW Government announced a $20 million Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund.
Round 2 of the Innovation Fund provided almost $12 million in funding for 13 projects.
The successful projects from round 2 are:
- Black Box Parenting: Breaking the intergeneration cycles of family violence, Grand Pacific Health Ltd.
A series of workshops for clinicians to deliver specialised group workshops for parents with a history of domestic and family violence.
- Early signals. First responses. Early Childhood Australia
Builds capability of early childhood services to identify and respond to children who have been exposed to domestic violence.
- Finding Safety, Jesuit Refugee Service
A suite of programs aimed at refugee women to increase their understanding of domestic and family violence.
- Firmer Foundations, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Builds financial well-being of women and increases the capacity of women to leave domestic and family violence situations.
- Fixed Address, Kempsey Families Inc.
Provides a coordinated approach to the delivery of accommodation for perpetrators of violence to keep victims and families safe.
- From the Ground Up to Equality, Arab Council Australia
A whole of community prevention program for the Arabic speaking community aimed at challenging specific drivers of violence in the Arabic community.
- Let’s Talk: Mitigating and responding to the needs of elder abuse, Relationships Australia NSW
Assists families with conflict resolution where elderly people are involved.
- RE-THINK! Anti-Violence Project, 2Connect Youth and Community
A peer educator project to address negative attitudes that underpin domestic and family violence affecting young people in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
- Safety Without Borders, Relationships Australia NSW
Provides targeted prevention strategies and early intervention pathways for asylum seeker and refugee communities.
- Stronger Families, Better Communities, Children Australia (OzChild)
Delivers functional family therapy that addresses the complexities associated with adolescent violence.
- The DV Project: 2650, Wagga Wagga Women’s Health Centre
A whole of community approach to increase knowledge and challenge attitudes and social norms related to violence and gender inequality.
- The Key to End Violence: Young men and boys promoting respect and equality, White Ribbon Australia
Engages boys and young men to start conversations around gender and violence in their local communities.
- The Men’s Accountability Project, Men and Family Centre
Engages men to challenge and change attitudes and behaviours that support violence.