The Family Violence component of Taskforce Alexis creates a multi-disciplinary unit including Victoria Police, an embedding specialist key worker, with family violence expert knowledge, situated within a targeted Victoria Police Family Violence Unit

  • Project dates: 2016
  • Funder: Salvation Army Victoria

The Family Violence component of Taskforce Alexis creates a multi-disciplinary unit including Victoria Police, an embedding specialist key worker, with family violence expert knowledge, situated within a targeted Victoria Police Family Violence Unit (FVU). Embedding the worker, unlike a co-location model, seeks to create an integrated response team, rather than just facilitating smoother referral pathways.

This evaluation project will use an action research methodology, in that it will provide a number of interim briefing processes that are designed to provide the pilot program steering committee with information on what is working well and what might work better with a change in process or resourcing.

Key People

Lead researchers

Dr Anastasia Powell

Dr Anastasia Powell

Senior Research Fellow

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Evaluation of Taskforce Alexis – An integrated Police and Key Worker Response to Family Violence

Dr Lisa Harris

Lecturer

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Dr Gemma Hamilton

Dr Gemma Hamilton

Research Officer (GeVARA)

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