Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program (IFVOP): The Northern Territory experience

Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program (IFVOP): The Northern Territory experience Conference Paper

Probation and Community Corrections Officers' Association Incorporated National Conference

  • Author(s): White, D
  • Published: 2007

Abstract: In 1996/7 a need to address Indigenous Family Violence in the community and prison was identified as a priority in an attempt to stem the increasing numbers of people entering the prison system who were being charged with family violence related matters and the increasing numbers of victims reporting violence. The Office of Women’s Policy in the Northern Territory Government undertook this project in conjunction with the Commonwealth Government through Partnerships Against Domestic Violence. A program was developed with the assistance of many service providers and people with expertise working in the field. ## The original Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program (IFVOP) was piloted in Darwin Correctional Centre and in the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAPS) in 1999. The prison-based program continues today, but the focus of this presentation is on the programs taking place in remote Indigenous communities.

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White, D, 2007, Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program (IFVOP): The Northern Territory experience, Conference Paper, viewed 23 May 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=17538.

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