DV in SA prevention vs crisis management policies legislation and service delivery

Written by Sorcha Walshe, University of Adelaide student intern whose project involved research into primary prevention of domestic violence (DV) in South Australia examining the policy, legislation and service delivery associated with domestic violence in this State - given that DV is one of the leading causes of homelessness and that housing affordability prevents people from re-establishing a home when relationships end.  It is clear from this research that in South Australia, the great majority of services provided to people experiencing DV occur at the crisis management level in the form of shelters for victims and women’s services after an act of violence is committed.  Sorcha's poster is available here: DV Prevention Poster