4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: Northern Territory Department of Justice
Contact: Executive Director
Address: GPO Box 3196, Darwin, NT, 0801
Telephone: 08 8935 7777
Not routinely published
The primary purpose of the data collection is to produce information for program evaluation.
The Indigenous Family Violent Offending Program works with indigenous offenders to educate and provide alternative strategies for addressing issues which result in family violence. Clients are primarily referred through the court system, Community Corrections, Police and Department of Children and Family Services. Local Indigenous facilitators assist with the delivery of the program in remote communities, regional centres and prisons in the Northern Territory. The program is an alternative sentencing option to imprisonment for the court system and its overriding aim is to reduce the incidence of Indigenous family violence in Indigenous communities.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Information is also available about the:
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
The definition of domestic and family violence used is consistent with the Northern Territory’s Domestic and Family Violence Act (2009). However, as offenders with sexual assault and homicide offences may be excluded from participating in the Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program the operational definition of ‘domestic and family violence’ used in the program also excludes these offences.
Domestic and family related incidents include all incidents where the nature of the incident is between people in a ‘domestic relationship’, according to the definition in Section 9 of the Act. This definition includes intimate partners (who are married or unmarried, in de facto relationships, boyfriends, girlfriends, gay or straight) and violence between other members of a family, household or community.
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Eligible charges can include Assault Female - Offender Male, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Failing to Comply with a Restraining Order. In addition, the Court requests an assessment of suitability for the offender to attend the community based program. This two page assessment is completed and a copy provided to the Court. The details of that assessment are recorded by the case workers into the Integrated Offender Management System (IOMS) database and also on the Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program database. This database has functionality built in to enable the extraction of statistics.
Scope / target population
Indigenous perpetrators of family violence mandated to attend the program.
Note perpetrators of family violence offences involving sexual assault or homicide may be excluded from this program.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Northern Territory, including urban, regional and remote areas
Data available for:
Frequency / Timing
Ad hoc – external reports are produced on request only.
Collection commenced: 2006
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Data are available on request and a fee for service may be charged where a contract programmer is required to extract the data.
Approval from the CEO or his/her delegate is required for release.
Other data sources held by this agency
Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS): Domestic Violence Order Applications and Breaches
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.