No To Violence

Welcome to the No To Violence, Male Family Violence Prevention Association website.

Determining the primary aggressor
A current NSW report has found that the majority of women defendants to a protection order application are the primary victims of their male (ex)partner’s use of violence. Recommendations include the need for police training in determining the primary victim. Read the report and this related NTV practice resource.

MBCP cost modelling project
NTV is commissioning research to estimate the true amount of funding required for an agency to run a men’s behaviour change program in Australia – and we need your feedback. Find out more.

MBCP consultation report
No To Violence recently conducted individual consultations with Victoria’s men’s behaviour change program providers about what, as a peak body, NTV could do differently, or do more of. Read an analysis of their views.

Project Mirabal
A high quality, multi-site, longitudinal outcome study of DV perpetrator programs is taking place in the UK. This research is highly relevant to Australian practitioners, policy workers and funders, due to the similarities in program provision. Find out more.

Strengthening accountability
Recently, NTV provided our views to the Victorian government on opportunities to strengthen accountability for men who use family violence. Read more.

News
- NTV-MRS Newslinks Update April 2014

- ABC TV debate about curbing family violence
Watch this ABC 7.30 Victoria discussion that includes a call for the Victorian government to provide leadership and commitment to plug the holes in the state’s family violence service system. View the debate.

- Learning from male advocacy for women’s human rights in the Pacific
In February this year, NTV was asked to provide a two-day workshop in Nadi, Fiji, on Australian experiences with domestic violence perpetrator programs. Find out more.

- NTV Notes/MRS MouthPeace Summer 2013-2014

- Fathers, family violence and intervention challenges
NTV is proud to be an industry partner in this exciting, three-year, multi-state research program. Read more.

- System now in crisis
Last year No To Violence wrote to the Victorian Government about the worsening situation facing Victoria’s MBCPs. Demand pressures appear to have escalated even further since we compiled the report Holding men who perpetrate family violence accountable: A system nearing crisis point (2013).

- NTV statement on Violence Free Families research

More news

NTV Resources
- Elements of DV perpetrator program work
An NTV article on weaving education, therapy, accountability, support, and solidarity/struggle for victim-survivor rights in this work. Read more.

- Online resource library
Stemming from the 2012 No To Violence Conference, NTV has published an extensive suite of downloadable practice and policy resources categorised across twelve themes. The library continues to be updated regularly as new resources come to hand. Join the updates alert list to be notified when new resources are published.

- Program length and intensity.
In recent years, consensus is building that programs need to be longer than the minimum outlined in existing Australian minimum standards frameworks.

- Towards Safe Families: A Practice Guide for Men’s Domestic Violence Behaviour Change Programs
No To Violence (NTV) and Red Tree Consulting have written a comprehensive practice guide for the New South Wales government on planning and delivering men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs). It provides an up-to-date account of acceptable and optimal practice in conducting this work. Download the practice guide and supporting documents from the NSW Lawlink website.

More NTV resources

Campaigns
What Men Can Do is a website about how men can respond to and prevent men’s violence against women. It is for those who want to be more active in opposing men’s violence against women and children, men such as White Ribbon Day ambassadors and other male allies. By working through each section, you can listen, learn and understand, then reflect before moving on to act.

No To Violence publishes What Men Can Do and updates it regularly. You can receive email alerts about new content by subscribing to the NTV-MRS Newslinks Update.

Telephone Counselling
If you would like information and help from a telephone counsellor, please contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Find out more about how the service can assist you.