Our Vision and Purpose


Our Vision is for a world where women, families and communities live DVSM teamfree from violence, have equal rights, opportunities and the freedom to reach their potential.

Our Purpose is to build individual and community safety and wellbeing.

Our Challenge

Domestic and Family Violence is a cross cutting national issue affecting all postcodes and communities.

We cannot ‘arrest our way out of this problem’. We require a whole of government and community response to achieve long term change. This must include a focus on the prevention of violence and an early response that is tailored to the unique needs of the person experiencing violence.

Government alone cannot solve the problem. Corporate, Cultural, Faith and Local communities play an important role in the prevention and response to violence, and how we work better with these communities is emerging as we learn.

About our Work

We are committed to continuously learning and improving our work through enquiries that draw from communities, professionals and organisations to gather insight and to build new understanding. We capture and document our learning wherever we can for our own self-reflection and for the purpose of contributing to wider conversations that could assist in improving social, service and system responses over time.