This pages lists links to recently published No To Violence and other practice, policy and advocacy documents.

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NSW research on prison sentences and reoffending
A NSW study of 1612 matched pairs of DV offenders showed that short-term prison sentences (up to one year) had no effect in reducing DV offending compared to suspended sentences.

Research evaluating the use of ‘time out’ strategies in MBCPs
This UK research on the use of time-out in domestic violence perpetrator programs, argues for a principle-based rather than rule-based teaching of the technique to minimise risks of it being mis-used by program participants. Read the research report.

Identifying and responding to men who use violence in their intimate relationships
This article describes how GPs can identify and respond to men who use violence in their relationships. It takes into account that male perpetrators are not a homogenous group; that they come from all socioeconomic and cultural groups.
Kelsey Hegarty, Kirsty Forsdike-Young, Laura Tarzia, Ron Schweitzer, Rodney Vlais.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2016. Read the full article.

For us it is about men
Family violence prevention in Victoria involves a long wait and we need to cut it quickly. The next step is about money; but it is also about lives to be saved.
Read more; download our fact sheet.

Further evidence of the long-term effectiveness of DV perpetrator programs
Two domestic violence interventions were delivered by the National Probation Service in the UK: both showed a reduction in domestic violence and re-offending behaviours in the two-year follow up period. Find out more.

Royal Commission into Family Violence submission
The No To Violence submission to the Royal Commission in Family Violence.
Read the document.

Family violence and LGBTIQ communities
No To Violence and Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre joint submission.
Read the submission.

Homophobia, transphobia and men’s behaviour change work
The study of intersections between forms of oppression, domination and discrimination related to gender violence and homophobia and transphobia. Kylie Lloyd for No To Violence. Read the full paper.

Men’s behaviour change programs: minimum specifications
This paper, prepared by NTV’s Rodney Vlais for the Victorian Chief Magistrate’s Taskforce into Family Violence, addresses the key areas of referrer oversight and feedback, program length and intensity, individual case planning, partner support, children’s needs, and program evaluation. It concludes with a program costing and accreditation summary. Download the paper (PDF).

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.

The true cost of running men’s behaviour change programs
Read this detailed cost analysis covering three program settings; small rural, medium-sized regional and a larger-scale urban. A funding guide for government.
Download the document.

Strong evidence of accredited DV perpetrator program effectiveness
The Project Mirabal findings have now been launched. Find out more.
Also, read this evaluation report showing significant effectiveness of Western Australian DV perpetrator programs, and the No To Violence comment about the evaluation.

Gender violence and community accountability
This Churchill Fellowship report explores community responses to gender violence, based on transformational justice frameworks. This highly practical toolkit assists communities to support victim-survivors, help with accountability processes for those causing harm, and to work towards community accountability and social change.

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.

Ten challenges and opportunities for DV 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.

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.

Breaching Safety
A Western Australian research report on men’s perspectives about being charged with breaching a protection order, that includes policy and service system recommendations to promote victim safety. Read the report.

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.

Investigation of men’s domestic violence behaviour change programs
A Churchill Fellowship report on men’s domestic violence behaviour change programs, with a particular focus on effective practice in MBCPs and integration with courts, in the USA and the UK.

Unclenching our fists: Abusive men on the journey to nonviolence
While not an NTV resource, this book is an informative introduction to men’s behaviour change work. Incorporating men’s accounts of their change journey, reflections from survivors and women’s advocates, and contextual chapters outlining program policy and practice issues, it’s a great learning tool for new and experienced practitioners.

NTV/MRS 2014 Annual Report
No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association Inc. (NTV) incorporating the Men’s Referral Service. NTV is the Victorian peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members.

MBCP consultation report
Read the report.

Accountability paper
Strengthening accountability for perpetrators is an oft-stated goal. But what might this mean? Read NTV’s adaption of a recent submission on the issue.

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.

Engaging men in child protection
NTV and Red Tree Consulting have written a practice resource for child protection workers about engaging and responding to men who perpetrate family and domestic violence. This was developed for the West Australian Department for Child Protection (DPC). Download the resource (this links to the WA DPC website).

NTV 2013 Annual Report
No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association Inc. (NTV) incorporating the Men’s Referral Service. NTV is the Victorian peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members.

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.

Making men who perpetrate family violence visible in child protection work
An Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) webinar with NTV Policy and Practice Co-ordinator Rodney Vlais.

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 and find more resources on the Department’s program provider support page.

NTV’s interstate resource development and training.
Over the past twelve months, demand from government and non-government agencies outside of Victoria for NTV’s expertise in work with male users of family violence has increased markedly.

Program length and intensity.
Minimum standards for men’s behaviour change work in Victoria.

Work with men at the crossroads?
A review of Ed Gondolf’s book.

NTV 2012 Annual Report
No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association Inc. is the Victorian peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members (November 2012).

NTV sector snapshot survey
In late September 2010, No To Violence conducted a survey of Victorian men’s behaviour change program providers to obtain quantitative data and professional opinion for a submission to the Victorian government aboutadditional resources for the sector. In April 2011, NTV published the results in the monograph Men’s Behaviour Change Programs in Victoria – a Sector Snapshot which you now download.

Determining who is doing what to whom in family violence referrals
A practice resource to help determine the predominant aggressor when men are referred as the victim of intimate partner violence.

NTV 2011 Annual Report
No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association Inc. is the Victorian peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members (December 2011).

‘Types’ of men?
As a practitioner who has seen hundreds of men do at least some part of a men’s behaviour change program, I have sometimes wondered about whether it is useful to think about different ‘types’ of men who present at programs (June 2011). Read more.

Research Corner March 2011
Four books that deal directly with engaging male users of family violence – two from Australia and two from the U.S. A fifth is based on the premise that there is much more written and talked about in terms of understanding oppression and helping the oppressed, compared to understanding and identifying privilege (March 2011). Read more.

Research Corner February 2011
– interventions designed to address an offender’s substance abuse problems have a positive impact in reducing their use of intimate partner violence,
– the application of the stages-of-change model and offenders’ readiness to engage in treatment,
– meta-analysis of 30 studies providing data on variables associated with dropping out of a program prior to its completion (February 2011).Read more.

Research Corner January 2011
– The most recent review of outcome research for batterer intervention programs
– Research concerning contemporary innovations that program providers are experimenting with to attempt to enhance effectiveness (January 2011). Read more.

NTV Journal Summer 2010 edition
This edition’s theme is perspectives on shame and love. Download a copy.

Reporting risk rather than progress
Explores quality practice issues when reporting back to courts or other referring agencies when a man has participated in a MBCP.

Measuring success
What Counts as Success in Men’s Behaviour Change Work? (November 2010)
Read more.

Asking for additional resources for male family violence work
While initiatives have assisted the integration of engaging men within family violence service systems, further work remains to meet the objectives of the reform process in relation to men. (November 2010). Read more.

Being backed-up by the system: Graham Barnes and the Duluth Model
A key feature of ‘gold standard’ Coordinated Community Response (CCR) systems in the U.S. is the tremendous amount of thinking and care taken to build respectful relationships between various stakeholders. (November 2010). Read more.

Combining group and individual sessions as a dual component of intervention
Revisiting the rationale for combining group and individual sessions as part of the Northern Violence Intervention Program’s (NVIP) 26 week Men’s Stopping Violence Group (MSVG) program (November 2010). Read more.

NTV survey of male family violence workers’ pay and conditions 
In the late winter and early spring, NTV conducted an anonymous, electronic survey of male family violence workers on issues related to pay and conditions for this work. (October 2010). Read more.

What is the work with men all about?
Objectives of engaging men: it is not often that a whole book is published on engaging men who perpetrate family violence, let alone an Australian one. (September 2010). Read more.

Funding priorities for the male family violence sector. 
The past five to six years have seen a number of significant funding developments for the male family violence sector. (September 2010). Read more.

NTV 2010 Annual Report
No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association Inc. is the Victorian peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members

NTV/MRS Annual Reports list.