Domestic and family violence - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

Domestic and family violence

Each and every Queenslander has the right to feel safe, and be safe, especially in their home. Domestic and family violence is a violation of this basic human right.

In response to the landmark report of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, the Queensland Government is implementing a 10-year reform program to eliminate domestic and family violence in our community.

The reform program is underpinned by the government’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026, which sets the direction for government action to deliver on the Not Now, Not Ever report recommendations and to help create a Queensland free from domestic and family violence.

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is leading the implementation of 30 of the Not Now, Not Ever recommendations for government, as well as supporting a further 20 recommendations being led by other agencies.

The department’s reform initiatives are driving change aimed at:

  • integrating service responses and investing in specialist domestic and family violence services to enhance protection and support for victims and their families, and to improve support for perpetrators to stop using violence
  • tailoring responses to meet the needs of vulnerable Queenslanders
  • supporting community and workplace cultural change
  • amending legislation to prioritise victim safety and hold perpetrators to account for their actions.

Further information about these and other initiatives the government is delivering under the domestic and family violence reform program is available on the End Domestic and Family Violence website.

Find out more

The End Domestic and Family Violence website is a central point for news and information about the government’s reform program to eliminate domestic and family violence in our community.

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