Breach Rate of Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders in NSW


This report presents reviews the effectiveness of ADVOs in protecting victims of domestic violence. Included in the report is a brief overview of current research on the protective effectiveness of ADVOs, recent public discourses pointing to shortfalls in the ADVO system and the approach that the writers of the report adopted in reviewing the statistics in the area. The report also looks into the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal people among those that are the victims of ADV and the object of ADVOs.

In presenting the results of the review, the report argues that the statistics do support ADVOs as being effective in protecting victims. The study also notes the limitations of the analysis, and that the effectiveness of ADVOs must be understood in the context of other protective mechanisms that are also in need of improvement.

Copyright Information

The copyright for this resource belongs to NSW Department of Justice. Inquiries about using or reproducing the resource should be directed to the copyright holder. As stated in the body of the resource: © State of New South Wales through the Department of Justice 2016. You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with this work for any purpose, provided that you attribute the Department of Justice as the owner. However, you must obtain permission if you wish to (a) charge others for access to the work (other than at cost), (b) include the work in advertising or a product for sale, or (c) modify the work.