No To Violence

No To Violence, Male Family Violence Prevention Association website.

Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators
of family violence into view

A thorough review of Australian and international innovation in work with family and domestic violence perpetrators through the justice system. “Until we adjust the lens and bring those who use violence and coercion more clearly into view − until we intervene at the source of the problem − the cycle of this violence will simply roll on”. Published by the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice. Download the full report.

Call to action for MBCP managers
The Australian Research Council Linkage project Fathering Challenges is researching programs that work with men who are violent and programs working with men who are fathers. No To Violence is a partner in this project and researchers are now contacting program managers for interviews. Information gathered will build baseline knowledge about how programs deal with the dual issues of violence and fathering.

NTV urges members who are contacted by the research team to participate in interviews. This important research is being jointly conducted by the University of Melbourne, Curtin University and University of South Australia in collaboration with 23 government and non-government organisations and with ethics approval from the University of Melbourne.

Fathering in the context of family violence
A No to Violence, University of Melbourne and Berry Street Childhood Institute seminar featuring keynote presenter Professor Daniel G. Saunders from the School of Social Work, University of Michigan. Daniel Saunders established one of the first intervention programs for men who batter and helped establish crisis and advocacy programs for women victims in the United States. An all day professional development event on Tuesday April 28 at Melbourne University, Parkville.
Find our more, including how to book.

Men’s behaviour change program cost analysis
NTV has completed a detailed cost analysis to guide governments in funding this work. Download the report.

Further evidence of MBCP effectiveness
A recently released Western Australian evaluation of court-related men’s behaviour change programs showed significant effectiveness in reducing recidivism amongst family violence offenders. Read the evaluation report and this No To Violence comment.

Strong evidence of MBCP effectiveness
Findings from a landmark UK study show very strong evidence for the effectiveness of accredited domestic violence perpetrator programs. Download the final report, visit the Project Mirabal website and read our views on the relevance to Australia.

NTV/MRS CEO commences
No To Violence and the Men’s Referral Service welcomes Jacqui Watt who has commenced her role as the new NTV/MRS Chief Executive Officer. Find out more.

NTV professional development in 2015
Her right to choose: Addressing intimate partner sexual violence in men’s behaviour change work (Thursday March 26). Find out more, including how to book for this event.

NTV views on the One-in-Three campaign
No To Violence has responded to a question taken on notice about male victims at the November 5, 2014 hearing of the Senate Committee inquiry into Domestic Violence.
Read the full NTV response.

The No To Violence Journal Spring 2014 edition
Australia’s only journal focusing specifically on practice, policy and research in working with men to end violence against women and their children.
The Spring 2014 edition is out now. Read the introduction and purchase a copy.

Ten challenges and opportunities for domestic violence
perpetrator program work

This paper by NTV’s Rodney Vlais examines the pressing challenges and opportunities facing domestic violence perpetrator programs in the current Australian context. While these programs and the service systems in which they are embedded continually evolve, currently there are significant transition points which are both subtle and profound.
Read the paper.

NTV News
No To Violence to present at U.S. international conference on
DV perpetrator programs

The 2015 BISCM (Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan) Advancing the narrative: Inspiring the future conference will be held in Grand Rapids Michigan in mid-April. Find out more.

NSW Men’s Behaviour Change Network website launched
New South Wales’ service providers who have met the minimum standards for men’s domestic violence behaviour change programs are members of the Men’s Behaviour Change Network (MBCN) NSW. Find out more.

I work as a men’s behavioural change practitioner
The men we deal with come from a variety of backgrounds… their levels of entitlement might be different, but ultimately they all feel some level of it.
Find out more on the Daily Life website.

PATRICIA research project
No To Violence is involved in this Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) funded project about the interface between child protection and family violence services. Find out more.

NTV/MRS e-news March 2015 edition
Read it online.

NTV Notes/MRS MouthPeace
Read the latest editions.

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.

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. This online resources 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.

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 Department of Justice website.

Managing waiting lists
As the gap between demand and capacity continues to widen, waiting lists are becoming a fact of life in Men’s Behaviour Change Program service delivery in Victoria. Read more.

More NTV resources

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.