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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> MAXX / Family Violence Case Management List, Australian Capital Territory

MAXX / FAMILY VIOLENCE CASE MANAGEMENT LIST, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
ACT
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

Data custodian: ACT Government, Justice and Community Safety

Contact: Victims of Crime Commissioner

Address: Head Office, Level 9, 12 Moore St, Canberra, ACT 2601

Telephone: 02 6207 0500

Facsimile: n/a

Email: vocc@act.gov.au

Internet: http://www.courts.act.gov.au/magistrates/index.html

Publications

FDV data not routinely published. Latest evaluation report (2006) is available upon request.

Purpose

To record information about Family Violence List proceedings for use in the administration and scheduling of these proceedings as well as to produce statistics for reporting and measuring responsiveness to and effectiveness of the Specialist Family Violence List.

Description

The Family Violence Case Management List records information about Australian Capital Territory Magistrate’s Court criminal proceedings that relate to offences characterised as “family violence” under Practice Direction 2 of 2009.

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography

Address
Other
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other

Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness
FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
Known outcomes
application for violence order
violence order issued

offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other












Other personal data items

Hearing dates;
Charge details including Act and Section and offence classification codes

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency
Weapon use
type of weapon
Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury
Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

The definition of a “family violence” offence is that used in the Protocols established under the Family Violence Intervention Program:
“A family violence offence is an offence that takes place within the context of such a relationship and which is an offence identified in Schedule 1 to the Crimes Act 1900 (repealed) or an offence against section 34 of the Protection Orders Act 2001 [now section 90 of the Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008].”

Offences are set out in Schedule 1 of the Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008 Schedule 1 and include: murder, manslaughter, assault, driving offences, threats, forcible confinement, stalking, abduction, kidnapping, sexual assault, destroying or damaging property, arson, trespass on government premises, weapons offences, offensive behaviour and burglary.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:

    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Psychological / Emotional abuse
    • Verbal abuse
    • Economic abuse
    • Social abuse
    • Property damage
    • Harassment and stalking

Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
Amount of Information Available
None
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental Factors
Individual pyscho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
Incident
Responses
Informal responses
Formal system responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

Collection methodology

It is the Director of Public Prosecution’s responsibility to ensure that all charges that relate to family violence offences are appropriately identified as such when the charges are first brought before the court. A Family and domestic violence flag is created for all cases identified as family and domestic violence related as they progress through court.

Scope / target population

Adults and young people charged in the Australian Capital Territory criminal jurisdiction.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

Australian Capital Territory

Data available for:
Australian Capital Territory

Frequency / Timing

Collected annually
Ad hoc - statistics produced on request only

Collection history

Collection commenced: 1998

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

The office of the DPP publishes some data in its annual report. No other agency includes data in annual reports.

Data may be available upon request. Data is used for internal reporting purposes generally unless published in evaluation reports. An evaluation report was last published in 2006. Another evaluation report is expected to be published in late 2011.

Other data sources held by this agency

n/a

Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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