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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program (IFVOP) statistics, Northern Territory

INDIGENOUS FAMILY VIOLENCE OFFENDER PROGRAM (IFVOP) STATISTICS, NORTHERN TERRITORY


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
ACT
Northern Territory
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: Northern Territory Department of Justice

Contact: Executive Director

Address: GPO Box 3196, Darwin, NT, 0801

Telephone: 08 8935 7777

Facsimile: n/a

Email: communitycorrections.ntcs.doj@nt.gov.au

Internet: http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/corrservices/community_corrections/

Publications

Not routinely published

Purpose

The primary purpose of the data collection is to produce information for program evaluation.

Description

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.

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

Labour force status
Education

Highest level of education completed
Income
Geography

Address (place of usual residence)
Other

Marital status
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 outcome
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

Number of sessions attended/not attended;
Completed program
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
1
Weapon use
type of weapon
Alcohol involved
Substance use involved
Physical injury sustained
type of injury
Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other
1 recorded from 2010 onwards

Information is also available about the:

  • Number of programs delivered
  • Number of participants
  • Community

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)

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

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.

Coverage

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:
Northern Territory

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually

Ad hoc – external reports are produced on request only.

Collection history

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.

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