Preventing future violence and lethality.

Growing evidence from domestic violence death review committees and Coroner’s Courts, substantial empirical research and practice-based literature shows that some risk factors such as strangulation and intimate partner sexual violence, are associated with a higher likelihood of violence reoccurring, serious injury, or death. In Australia and internationally, risk assessment and safety management practice and policy frameworks are undergoing significant review and reform in order to better respond to cases of violence assessed as ‘high-risk’. This session will explore evidence-based risk factors for domestic and family violence; risk assessment and safety management, and the role of multi-agency information sharing in anticipating and preventing future violence and lethality of women and children.


Associate Professor Kathleen Baird School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University & Director of Women Newborn & Children’s Education, Gold Coast University Hospital

Professor JaneMaree Maher Monash University

Assistant Commissioner Mark Jones APM North West Metropolitan Region Command

Facilitated by Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO Inaugural Chair of the Board, ANROWS