Unpacking the Gold Coast Integrated Response – through the experience of a woman and her child

November 13, 2018

The upcoming 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held at QT, Gold Coast next month over 3 and 4 December with optional workshops on 5 December. 

Joining us at the conference is Ms Kelly-Ann Tansley, Integrated Practice Specialist at the Domestic Violence Centre Gold Coast who will present on ‘Unpacking the Gold Coast Integrated Response – through the experience of a woman and her child’.


the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc. (DVPCGC Inc.). With the combined will and good intention of the senior management of its member agencies, it has been operating successfully on the Gold Coast since 1996. The GCDVIR is a community-based integrated response to domestic violence that is focused on agencies both government and non – government working together to provide interventions which are coordinated, appropriate and consistent within a justice reform model.

The aim of the response is to enhance victim safety, reduce secondary victimisation and decrease the incidence of domestic violence through the enhancement and monitoring of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration.

The panel members will present a case scenario a women’s and her children’s experience the Gold Coast Integrated response. Members will talk to their agency and how their response fits within the integration of service, that dovetails to provide a holistic, timely and client centred, justice reform approach to responding to domestic and family violence incident. The panel presentation will highlight the 22 years of collaboration and integration on the Gold Coast and the unique GCDVIR initiatives such as the Gold Coast task force and triage , the policing around serious assaults such as strangulation , the risk management and response from probation and parole , the QLD health response to a woman requiring medical attention after a DFV assault, the Gold Coast specialist court, the trauma informed child / women centred approach to the yourtown refuge service , the unique partnership with the Robina department of housing on the Gold Coast and the Domestic Violence prevention service – Considerations and inclusive of ATSI protocols in driving the response for aboriginal woman .


Marc Hogan: Queensland Police Service – Gold Coast Police District Michelle Adams: Queensland Corrective Services – Probation & Parole – Southport + Burleigh Heads – Domestic violence Supervisor Allan Finn: Department of Housing and Public Works, Robina Housing Service Centre – Service Manger Kym Tighe: Gold Coast Health District – Gold Coast Hospitals – Southport and Robina – Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator Nolan White: Court Officer Recognised Entity Kalwun Child and Family Support Services Jo Knight: DVPC Court Support Coordinator Karen Edwards: Yourtown Refuge – Manger

For further information and to book tickets for the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference please visit www.stopdomesticviolence.com.au

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