Useful links

Organisations, Journals and Websites

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
DVRCV offer telephone and online support, a library open to the public which provides self-help material, and specialist training for professionals working with people who have been impacted by domestic and family violence.

Domestic Violence Victoria
DV Vic is the peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in Victoria.

in Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
inTouch is a Victoria-wide service which develops and delivers a range of programs, services and responses to issues around family and domestic violence involving CALD communities.

Wire is a Victoria-wide information, support and referral phone service for women. As a generalist service WIRE offer support not only for women who are experiencing family and domestic violence but also women who require legal, financial, housing or relationship support.

Respect (UK)
Respect UK, like MRS, works with men who have used violence and abuse, as well as experienced violence and abuse. Respect provides a supportive phone line for men in the UK as well as web-based resources for both service users and professionals who work with men whose lives have been impacted by domestic or family violence.

Our Watch
Is a national primary prevention and advocacy organisation that seeks to end violence against women and children through the promotion of gender equality in Australia.

is an independent not-for-profit organisation that undertakes research that provides an evidence base for policy and practice that reduces violence towards women and children.

Centre for Innovative Justice
CIJ works towards non-adversarial innovation in the justice system with a particular focus on restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence.

Journal of Family Violence
A peer-reviewed journal that publishes rigorous scientific papers exploring the reduction, prevention and ending of family violence. The journal has a particular emphasis on physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, and homicide within family settings.

Power and Control Wheel
This page on the Immigrant Women’s Support Service contains the Power and Control Wheel in multiple languages. The Power and Control wheel was developed by The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project and illustrates common behaviours used by people who use violence.

Violence and Victims
A peer reviewed journal that focuses on clinical practice with perpetrators of interpersonal violence.

Alan Jenkins
Jenkins is a highly influential author and practitioner who has been working with men and families for 35 years. Jenkins is the author of two foundational texts exploring interventions with men who have used domestic and family violence; Invitations to Responsibility and Becoming Ethical: A Parallel, Political Journey with Men Who Have Abused.

XY Online

XY is a website focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. Featuring over 200 articles on ‘men’s issues’, from fathering and men’s health to the relationships between masculinity, class, race and sexuality, to family violence. XY also maintains an extensive, annotated bibliography of writing on men and masculinities.

For Young People

Bursting the Bubble Quiz

A check-list for young people who feel confused, worried, uncomfortable or afraid at home.

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Victoria-based child and family welfare organisation, promoting and protecting the rights of Aboriginal young people and children. VACCA offer services based on the values of human rights, self-determination, cultural respect and safety.

The Line

A website that provides a platform for young people to explore relationships, gender, sex, and bystander intervention. The Line supports young people to strengthen healthy and respectful behaviours and to avoid crossing the line in their relationships.

Youth Say No

A resource to help young people build a culture of respectful relationships and to help them identify domestic and family violence. The website also provides resources for teachers to assist young people in maintaining respectful relationships.