Domestic violence responses for incarcerated Indigenous women in Australia & New Zealand

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Doreen Chen

Indigenous women in Australia and New Zealand are disproportionately likely to be incarcerated for violent offences – as well as being victims themselves – of family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV). This paper provides an overview of several considerations which may assist in culturally appropriate programming for at-risk Indigenous women. The paper describes five recent initiatives in Australia and New Zealand which focus on violence and trauma prevention and summarises some of their successful programming elements.